Ayr Academy: Kenneth Russell

 

 

Love?

Staring through the rusty metal cage,
My eyes are set on a large, living, breathing, sofa like creature staring straight back at me,
At the first sight of me, the elephant’s heart began to race.
It licks its leathery lips with passion and begins to come closer,
THUMP, THUMP the colossal animal pounds towards me,
Now the elephant almost pushing against the metal rails separating us to get closer
Its lets out a wild cry of which I can only imagine is love for me
I suddenly look at this friendly creature’s line of sight which is locked onto my newly purchased ice cream cone...


by Kenneth Russell