Sunday, 11 October 2015

Ostrich (October)

Ostriches do not bury their heads in the sand. Humans sink their heads into tropical water, not noticing the coral is dying. They bury their heads in newspapers, not catching the heads-up on climate change. Ostriches run faster than humans. Humans run with bad news as far as is convenient. They say, let me run with that idea, I’ll get back to you in October. They run up debts. They run around wishing it were otherwise. Ostriches lay the largest eggs in the world, though not as large as the eggs of the extinct Madagascar elephant bird, or the moa.

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