meeting a rhino

Written by: Victoria Anderson-Throop


I was in a 'Rover
Seeing all the sights
An hour from Nairobi 
Snapping birds in flight
Then I jumped out in the mud
Gazelle herd thundered by
Took some photos snap snap snap
Then the driver gave a cry
Turned around and saw him
A rhino big and bold
Munching on his giant lunch
I did what I was told
I stood as silent as a mouse
But snapped snapped snapped a bunch
Until the giant rhino
Had finished all his lunch.
He tossed his horn to bid adieu
And turned to walk away
My breath came out in giant gulps---

There’s nothing else to say.