Poem – Elephant Grief

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We are all creatures
of this great earth —
interconnected in ways beyond understanding.

Take elephants.
So big.
So strong.
And yet,
when a member
of the herd passes,
even elephants mourn.
They gather around,
extend their trunks,
and gently touch
the tusks
of their fallen friend.
It’s their ritual.
It’s how they heal.
And it’s sad.
And it’s beautiful.