Sunday, August 19, 2012

Blog Flash 2012, August 18: Wild at Heart



What says "wild" more than an angered bull elephant?  The largest land animal on earth is not something you want to be in front of when he's enraged.

With increasing frequency, elephants are pushing back against the encroachment of mankind and intentionally killing humans.

This elephant has been imprisoned by our species and seen us ruin the whole world.

This character will reappear in my series.


Having stood by her cage all day, the bull
Trumpets like a volcano and charges
Out the lobby, down the path, through fences,
Stamping craters in mud, gravel, and sod,
Draped in ivy, chain-link, various bloods
With meat and bone on tusk and underfoot,
Tipping carts and lawn-mowers, smashing glass,
Concrete and bamboo, finally plowing
Through the north gate as a ten yard cedar
Crashes blazing onto the jungle house.

From Cathartes Aura and the Apocalypse Zoo, Chapter Eight, Verse Ten.