Memento Mori: Northern White Rhinos
They are grey, big as boulders,
gentle as the grass they spend
the whole day grazing. The only two
left of their kind, mother and daughter—
they live under armed guard
in a Kenyan sanctuary,
after spending their life caged
in a Czech zoo.
Unaware of their doom,
they pass their last days eating
and napping. Each time they lower
their heavy bodies down to rest—
they sleep, tusks touching. Love,
what do any of us have but this?