Truncated elephants and pointless rhinoceros
wallowing in red brown blood mud crocodile tears
bootleg snakeskin tramping back bush trails
slinking among living trophies and walking rugs.
Trigger sweat mixes with gun oil mess
trickle condense and corrode like poison toad
spitting the aftertaste of barbeque baboon
stalking quiet under a hunter’s moon.
Pilot lights streak across trackless skies
low under radar and kissing barbed treetops
following the trail of carcass and decay
studying a mountain of cryptid remains.