The giraffe house

The giraffe house

It’s Saturday
       and the temperature
has dropped with winds
       blowing in from Siberia

Thick flakes of snow
       are falling and a giraffe
is peering out of the house
       its long-lashed eyelids
are blinking furiously

Africa seems so far away
       and its warm winds
never reach us
       I struggle to read
the giraffe’s mind
       but I would suggest
that it is thinking :
       this is not what I
signed up for,
       at all !

John Lyons

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