Haibun; The Kill List
Giraffes are gentle giants of savanahs and are preyed upon by lions, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs and now even wilder human beings.
As they killed the eighteen month old giraffe, Marius, Copenhagen zoo officials said euthanizing the animal was the last solution because his genes were not needed for breeding and no other accredited zoo in Europe was willing to take him...could no other zoo in the entire world take him? Why did they let Marius live for eighteen months...why didn’t they kill it at birth?
Like they do the girl child in India...
your touch so different
after betraying another
(Previously published in bottlerockets in 2014)
Angelee Deodhar, is an eye surgeon turned haiku poet, translator, and artist from India. She has translated six books of haiku from English to Hindi. She has no personal website or blog. "Hot on the heels of her 2014 release of a collection of poetic prose containing haiku, Deodhar celebrates having edited Journeys 2015, an Anthology of International Haibun, highlighting authors in 15 different countries." - David McMurray, Editor, Asahi Haikuist Network, Japan