© Ian Mole
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Giraffe, zarafa, beautiful one.
Fawn and brown marble, kissed by the sun.
A long lick of neck, nibbling on high
Staring at me with your brown bulbous eye.
Hoof-dung air nostrilling all around you
Says that it's safe in your home/prison/zoo.
Unseen savannahs stretch off far away.
Okapi neighbors are here to stay.
Giraffe, zarafa, second to none
Stun us forever, beautiful one.