Highlands Gorilla at Zoo
The gorilla at Memphis zoo
And they call us animals
Those who peer and stare
Making noises to draw attention
To us? or to themselves?
Can you just look?
Leave us where we live
To build a nest every day
Confinement strips us of dignity
A stately beast we quietly adapt
But one day
Hu-mans will stand behind the bars
As we peer and stare and belittle
Imaginary Garden With Real Toads