The Desert Date is a wary tree,
all thorns and implications.
In a gentle breeze, it shivers like temptation.
A giraffe’s evolved, or it’s evolved
to eat its leaves/resist the tongue.
Whichever, neither ever seems to win.
It’s no coincidence: giraffes are very wary,
all long limbs, insinuations.
Merest sounds will make them flee in apprehension.