Contained Beasts

Sam Wall | News Editor

dependent elephants

bred in zoos

defying odds placed

before their mouths

and dark, acrid cries

devoured by curious onlookers


defeat and darkness look

like pity

looks like

failure looks like

trying again

looks like

bugs in the system

look like



heartbreak and animals look

look like animals

look animalistic

like wild animals

look secret looks



take pictures because

pictures don’t have sound