Peter Cole Poet Title Photo of silly Pete

Orangutan

Watch this flaming mammal
With thick red-bulk
Burning in the afternoon heat
Through the dense forest,
Soft,
Like a blurred oil painting
rain stained,
drip-draping colourful
As it sweeps through jungle sky.
Living its life in the trees
Defying gravity in its sky home.

One
BLINK
Or glance away
And this massive
Unmissable creature
Is gone forever,
Taken by the jungle

Copyright © Peter Cole 2010