Monday, 19 March 2012


the man shows the young boy two heavy encyclopedias
magnificent colour photographs of wild animals
adorn the covers of these beautiful books
a pride of wrestling lions
a very human-like orang-utan staring straight at the camera
a herd of elephants
rainbow-coloured macaws
clown fish circling a sea anenome in the ocean deep
the teacher asks the boy what kind of animals he expects to find in the book
the boy seems uncertain
are they pets?
would you keep them in your house?
the boy scoffs at the suggestion
so where would they be found?
finally the answer comes
in a zoo

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