Caracal Siting

Need a zoom lens

I’m too far away

to see the whiskers

on the small cat’s face

grab my binoculars

to see it better now—

long pointed ears

with black tufted points

stripes on head

tan body

it turns

and walks into the bush


dVerse prompt to write a quadrille using the word zoom. I would have loved having a zoom lens to photograph the elusive caracal, a rare siting on the Maasai Mara.

Caracal Siting