The Casqued Hornbill Laughing

17 May
with joe, out of doors this dazzled morn
the sunlight pours down through the branches
in kenya at zero latitude
i sit on the step viewing my life
the doby dog wet nuzzles my hand
to scratch the black fur he looks at me
the doberman pincer with stubby tail
the muscles bulging from his hind legs
on overhead branch a hornbill sits
with gutteral call taunting the day
the kakamega forest is near
of birds and monkeys all visit here
the children were given a large cat
some norwegian friends that went back home
this cat called merlay is daughter's cat
an angry cat that fights with doby
the cat climbs the tree waits for the dog
then leaps the dog's back claws digging deep
dog yelping cat riding like a horse
the hornbill still coughing loud guffaws

4.9 10/10
© Brian Peter Hodgkinson    
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Posted by on May 17, 2022 in Poetry


One response to “The Casqued Hornbill Laughing

  1. d.a.simpsonwriter

    May 18, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    Brilliant 👏👏


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