shaving elephants

in the wild
they rub
against trees and rocks

in captivity
we rub them with gasoline
singe off their beards
with blow torches

we like our hirsute
as those who have waxed or shaved or otherwise depilated
sensitive areas
can attest

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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