Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – “Your lesser known *cryptids . . .
(Posted by Isadora)
“*A cryptid is an animal presumed to exist by people, even though there is no valid scientific evidence to prove it is real. And oh sure…there are a few that come to mind right away: bigfoot, the lochness monster, yeti, chupacabra. Those cryptids get all the attention, all the fan fare.
So today, we are going to dive a little deeper and our pens will get a little weirder.
Your challenge: Choose a lesser known crypid from this wikipedia list (one you did not know existed) and write a poem about it.”
His howl is a bugled fright
in the deepest part of night.
Is he a bear?
Not really clear,
from here. All I see
is Wildebeest hair.
I hear the Ozark howler’s eyes
are like glowing red alarms. He tries
to be friendly, wishes he could explain
he is off meat now, just veggies and grain.