Mothers with piglets,
                   warthogs graze, wary
                        of hyenas and leopards.

Poor warthog -- breakfast,
            killed by the unseen leopard
            too soon in the spring.

              Hungry elephant
                   eats dry trees at leisure;
                        marks us with her sly eye.

                    Gentle impala,
                         seeking refuge, mourn kinsmen
                              brutally taken.

              Females in estrus,
                   baboons mate, taking pleasure
                        in naked daylight.

                    Pensive baboon sits,
                         watching her young eat scraps
                              left from careless tourists.



On Seeing Lions for the First Time

Darting Fishers