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Channel Esther: South Africa Chronicles #9

Esther Cohen
July 1, 2016

by Esther Cohen

Mohlabetsi Safari Lodge
Or: Who’s in the Jeep and What We Learn

ImpalaEight of us
in a jeep
with Hamilton and Doctor
they are actually named
Hamilton and Doctor
from birth
Doctor’s mother
wanted one
Hamilton has no interest
in the Broadway show
two young Germans
exactly alike
blonde and blonde
Indian family
of four from
near Philadelphia
two New Yorkers
in sweatshirts
today they tell us we
are elephant paparazzi
the zebras
we see are called
pajama donkeys
are close relatives
to camels
and impalas
are the Mcdonalds
of the wild -–
edible and easy
to find.