rhinoceroses

colossal fantastic beasts
wandering prehistoric times
               ancient times
                    modern times
                         internet times
from the gateway of the day
crossing human global imagination
from Roman amphitheaters
from kings palaces
to natural histories
to walled cities
surviving circuses and zoos
sleeping in wunderkammers as figurines
reproduced massively by the printing press
travelled the transnational postal system
bulky, armored, and with nose-horns
                         in their heads
their momentum persists
                    as the ship sails on
with magnificent visual reputation
                    their impetus lingers
battling against extinction
persistent and strong
enduring planet earth since the Pleistocene
their imagery enhances the world
sometimes also our dreams

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