Biodiversity challenge – Brown hyena

The Remains of the Day

Crepuscular,
Muscular,
Maw agape;
Brown hyena
Taking shape.
Silent silhouette
Above his parapet
Of rock
Draws breath,
Takes stock,
Descends,
And prowls the strand
For signs of life
Or death.

Once more unto the beach
He wends, once more
And combs the shore.
Sniffer-out of
Unattended seal pups,
Snapper-up of
Unconsidered trifles,
Rifling his way
Through the remains
Of the day.

Shapeshifting demon,
Namibian ghost,
Making the most
Of the Skeleton Coast.

© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2014.

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