In The Heart Of Glory And Gladness
Have you ever had the pleasure of observing
the behavior of the wild—the elephants—
in their natural habitat? A lumbering spectacle!
Have you ever had a desire to hang out with guys
like the turtle? Chatting with him, taking him to lunch–
perhaps, feeding and cleaning him. That would be great!
Perhaps dear turtle would start to open up a bit. Thanks
for the wonderful meal and bath. Please, please protect me
from predators. My hatching grounds need to be secure.
Picture yourself in the core of the grassland, in the majesty
of the Victory Falls, wow!– graced by the presence of the big 5:
the rhino, elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo; hands dirty & caring!
Ndaba Sibanda is the author of Love O’clock, The Dead Must Be Sobbing, Football of Fools and Of the Saliva and the Tongue. His work is featured in The New Shoots Anthology, The Van Gogh Anthology edited by Catfish McDaris and Dr. Marc Pietrzykowski, Eternal Snow, A Worldwide Anthology of One Hundred Poetic Intersections with Himalayan Poet Yuyutsu RD Sharma scheduled for publication in Spring/Summer 2017 by Nirala Press and Seeing Beyond the Surface Volume II. Some of Ndaba`s works are found or forthcoming in Page & Spine, Winning Writers,Peeking Cat Poetry, Piker Press and Pangolin.