The Trumpet of Young Elephant

Young elephant
reminds old pack
to trample ice
about to crack
endangers all
where they withstand.

She trumpets truths
taps rocks they'd know
with hopes they move
show world they'll go
where reason must
declare its voice.

She waits while they
weigh their one choice.

The Trumpet of Young Elephant © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: November 24, 2019