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
run.

1 comment:

  1. i like this adventure... creepy creature... thou sound words... release engage

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