February poetry 2 – What Surprises You

What Surprises You

Many things can be said of elephants.
Memory, tusks, trunk.
Burial rituals, size.

Even if you managed to saw off
Her head, survived your
Attempt to wear it,
Survived the revenge of her family,
Well, maybe then you could realize
That you’ve finally outdone yourself.
You stood out.
Just enough to blend in.

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