Hannah Rodabaugh
London Zoo, 1864
Mirror within a Mirror
I am looking at
Photographer Frank Haes' picture of
A man in a top hat
Looking at a
Quagga1 that is
Staring at the viewer.

My intent looking at
Frank's intent looking at
The man's intent looking at
The animal's bleary-eyed grief.
As if there is
Some knowledge in this
Is there?

1An extinct species of zebra