Tag Archives: giraffe

Biodiversity challenge – Spotted hyena

Carrion laughing

Grinning grim reaper,
Savannah street sweeper.
Walking trash compactor,
Fan of the ex-factor.
Maniacal cackle,
Sixth sense of humerus,
An appetite to tackle parts
Too numerous to mention:
Entrails of the unexpected,
Gone in sixty seconds;
Carrion regardless,
Game for a laugh.
Face that crunched a thousand hips
– Pelvis of buffalo,
Toppled towers of calcium
– Neck of giraffe.
Intestine testing, one, two, three,
Clan prince of soundbites.
How do I mug thee?
Let me count the ways.
Get it while it’s hot,
Or not.
One bone every minute,
Innit?

© Tim Knight and timknightwriter, 2014.