Aphelion Issue 230, Volume 22
July 2018
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Supernatural Hippopotamus

by Sebastian Popescu

Situation I cannot explain.
Is substantial to living things.
Cry and share your laughter,
'Cause there is nothing that matters more.

Just an instinct, banal, but substantial,
Except the nature of hippopotamus
In theory: natural, in organic: wild.
Only through extinction.

Super fragile, super soft,
Natural for its extinction,
Consequences the beast will pay.
Turned to nature, to endanger,

Crucial battle for life,
In the wild, not safe!
Ironical dilemma,
Please don’t call again, if you find one standing!

2017 Sebastian Popescu

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