Prompt: Animals (+MM)
Blinking eyes, long-lashed, langorously staring
back at me–unseeing.
Brushing branches aside in quest of soft green
Spotted. Not quite spots, more like softened
angular imprints–identifying mother to child.
Short-cropped bristles designed for native
savannah-ed vistas, not this temperate zoo location.
To see you in your real life
Even in running
Herds of legs and necks
Do you remember
Um. Yah. Sorry if I’m not refined enough, but the 3 Marianne Moore pieces linked in the NaPoWriMo.net post just do not do it for me. I didn’t investigate her work further. Feel free to pass along any that you think I should look at.