Postcard from the Serengeti


Just visible –

deep in burnt orange yellow grass,

ears twitch- radar

tracks  us to where we lay –

no shade for cover,

closer he comes, ferocious, majestic but deadly

– so close – too close?

Sprinters in relay –

we shoot them all.

What a great safari –

I got a Nikon camera!*




“I love to take a photograph, so mama don’t

take my Kodachrome away, oh yeah…..

*(C)Simon and Garfunkel.


Author: Anita Lubesh

I write poetry/prose/stories/short stories/verses for children/sketch/and have 6 chapters of a novel sitting there like that half eaten trifle in the fridge or bottle of Jack Daniels because something makes you afraid to eat it or drink... right now.. I am a proud Geordie from England's northern hemisphere and the beautiful city of Newcastle upon Tyne. I live with my lovely husband who came all the way from sunny California just for me, and my favourite animal, Bobble, our dog. I am a member of Greenpeace and Friends of the Earth and wish we could all do more, especially today, when such a lot is wrong.

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