Charismatic Megafauna

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Charismatic Megafauna

by Tiana Nobile
Southern Cultures, Vol. 26, No. 4: The Imaginary South

“What a parody, these people, / in their tiger-striped t-shirts / and leopard spotted lingerie, / how they burlesque your glory / into patterns and plush.”

Do you, too, wince
when they whisper
exotic in hushed breath,
fingers pointed
in your direction,
your inanimate body
poised to pummel
behind the smudged glass? >