S e r e n g e t i   S p r i n g

High in the branches
of the Serengeti plain
where sun scorches earth
lizards rest on arcadia bark
waiting for insects to pass

In a different world –
occupying the same space
giraffes nibble on baobab flowers
while moving across freshly verdant plains.

As their tails swish
i hear a faint hiss
and the savannah explodes
in my nostrils.