Elephantidae

Day 17 Prompt: “Involve an animal.”

in these majestic creatures
memories must be stored in their bones
with skin as tough as tree bark
and a frame just as sturdy
to have journeyed thousands of miles
on four unshakeable pillars
only to return full circle
to the place that feels familiar
to the reaching proboscis
sounds familiar
to the flapping ears
where the earth still sinks a little
beneath the weight
of 37 million years of history
and not a single moment forgotten

-E.E.

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