Sunday, 22 October 2017

The Beauty and the Beasts

If you go to the Ox Ranch
which is not a branch
of a zoo or a shooting range
but something in between
don’t commit a gaffe
and shoot a giraffe.
You cannot wreck
the life of a creature
with a very long neck
called Buttercup.
She can walk around
and graze off the trees
as if she was in Africa.
This may seem strange
because you can kill
a Bongo antelope
for 35,000 dollars
and also collar
many other exotics
for a cheaper bill.
It isn’t a stunt
but to be blunt
it is done for the thrill
of the hunt.

© Luigi Pagano

Blood and Beauty on a Texas Exotic-Game Ranch

Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines,UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.