Giraffe

giraffe

A
camel wearing a leo-pard
stretched out to look quite bizarre,
with seven drawn-out cervical bones
topped with tasseled ossicones.
Coated cream with orange blotches,
dappled shade that camouflages;
lone the pattern each ungulate,
windows that thermoregulate.
Gallops like a lanky wreck
and combats with a swaying neck,
with blackened tongue prehensile
and a fly-swatting, tuftéd tail.

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