Biodiversity challenge – Sable antelope

The one that got away

You cannot hope
To translocate
A sable antelope
With nothing but a crate
And flimsy rope.

Without the proper tools
The best laid captive breeding plan
Can go awry
That’s why
It’s best not to rely
On fools.

It just takes
Two mistakes:
Someone forgets to close a gate,
Someone neglects to tie a rope;
Two dolts,
Two fatal flaws.
Too late,
You turn to face
An empty crate;
A classic case of
Shutting doors
After the sable bolts.

© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2014.

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