his massive posterior
his creased and crevassed hide
his long and serviceable tail
his proboscis swinging—don’t

be afraid, you see: he is
walking away on towering legs
regaining his natural gait
—watch how he

diminishes as he strives
toward the distant horizon
—what are we going to do
now that he has left the room?

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Eva-Maria Sher’s poetry has appeared in After Happy Hour Review, The Adirondack Review, Big Scream, Cadillac Cicatrix, California Quarterly, Cape Rock, Door Is A Jar Magazine, Dos Passos Review, Drunk Monkeys, East Jasmine Review, Euphony, Forge, Front Range Review, GW Review, The HitchLit Review, The Hollins Critic, ken*again, Old Red Kimono, OxMag, The Paragon Journal, Penmen Review, Prism Review, riverSedge, Rougarou, Ship of Fools, Slag Review, Soundings East, Third Wednesday, Vending Machine Press, Westview, and Willow Review.