This sketch is inspired by a National Geographic picture I saw earlier in the week. The hauntingly beautiful shot of Rajan, an Asian elephant retired from logging, walking beneath the thick canopy of a tropical rainforest, in the warm embrace of golden sunbeams …
I want to walk up to her, on tip toes,
gently place a hand on her wrinkled trunk,
and a light kiss on her weary face,
looking deep into her gaze so wise.
Into eternal moment of peace.