Tuesday, 27 April 2010
NaPoWriMo #27 - I spend National Tapir Day at a zoo...
I spend National Tapir Day at a zoo, but do not realise the significance of the date until I get to the tapir enclosure late in the day.
There was never any question of the shape of their snouts but
as a flexible version of a nose
perfectly at odds with their surprising heft,
it does not seem unreasonable of me to
require a demonstration before I leave. None is forthcoming,
though the creatures are less than a metre
away and there is
plenty of food for them to be snuffling out
in this sorry excuse for a tapir