Poem: “Dadisi”

I am writing poems from the viewpoint of the animals at our local zoo; The Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens. I was laid off due to the situation and so miss the animals I've come to know personally. To Dadisi.

Matriarch Giraffe at The Living Desert Zoo

In my barn, cool this morning
On the edge of Savanna gone is the night
Dawn's sun peeks above the mountain, now warming
But the hushed stillness makes me yearn
Lonely, lonely is the not knowing
When and if they will return

Poem by Lin Conrad