Rhinoceros Under Us (Draft 1)


You can’t judge a rhinoceros by its horn,
or a book by its undercover, well

no, not always

Sometimes a rhinoceros is horny, but
sometimes it just talks in snorts:

poetry at the watering hole:

have you not seen floppy ears
and when it charges

it’s better than Pamploma
because it goes after tourist jeeps
and they are thrilled and mostly
not gored much, whereas

in Spain, traditionally
many are hurt by the Bulls
or on other days by the tomatoes, but

a rhinoceros would never
try to eat your pizza or a matador

though I’ve heard that at the watering hole
the snort poetry is magnificent

CD’s available soon.

— Douglas Gilbert