More poems for Express It In Eight.
There are some animals it’s a privilege to see,
animals that are rarely encountered,
through shyness, habitat and common sense,
the klipspringer, rock leaper nocturnal, being one,
grudging its rare glimpses in the bleak, dry hills,
and gone in an instant like the mountain goat
of northern climes, its only rival for miraculous feet
finding grip on sheer, stony slopes.
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For Express It In Eight, February 13 2021
Note: The photo is courtesy of a South African friend.