An elephant’s ears are like grey, wrinkled sails
shading the ground for little creatures
who scurry from bush and tree
dragging long, furry tails.
A bat’s ears are keen and tune into slight sounds,
hearkening to the call of insects
filling the dark night air
to swarm all around.
A parrot’s ears are covered with glossy green feathers
hidden completely from sight,
never hinting when they’re listening
for slight changes in the weather.
A hare’s ears are furry but upright,
always on the alert for danger,
ready to respond to the sound of a threat,
running swiftly from a predator’s swipe.