A poem submitted to the anthology to raise awareness: "Rhino in a shrinking world" but not included. I thought I'd share it anyway...
Imagine slow, deep heart beats
echoing inside a massive hide.
Slumberous half-blind grazing.
Open veldt rare rhino protected.
Unaware evil stalks with intent.
Crack! Stinging rifle shot thrums.
Labouring body lumbers to escape.
Laid low, as deadly saw crudely
works on pointed bone bleeding
on Africa’s Skin. Enough death,
illegal trade. This is no noble
harvest to feed the starving poor…
Frances Macaulay Forde © 2012