A White Hippo in the Night
The white hippopotamus, standing under
The dark sky, remembers the day his
Father introduced him to the stars. The night was
somber, and they had spent the day walking far.
If you are ever lost, the father said,
Or need guidance, look at the stars,
And they will lead you. Because it is
At night, that we find the way back home.
His father was a gentle hippo, who liked
To talk to his son. Life was simple then,
And the days went by between being in
The water and laying in the grass.
So, he didn’t think much of that night,
Not then, and not the day after. But he
Remembered it, as he remembered everything
His old hippo father shared with him.
Until one day, when the night came,
And he realized he had lost his way.
What does a hippo do, when he can’t find
Home? He thought.
He looked up, and saw the stars. They
were brighter than before, and they
pointed north. The white hippo smiled at,
the night, and started the way back home.