Finding My Way

Inspired by Sadje’s What do you see #181

here in the darkness
the comfort of silence
gives me respite

moments of discomfort
turn to hours, turn to days
the echo of my own thoughts
my best companion

wrapped up securely from harm
surrounded by nature
ease settles in my bones
i will find my way back

Mistress Of The Plains

Inspired by Sadje’s What do you see #173

The sliver moon and fairycore landscape preview the magic unfolding at sunset. The other arriving animals eagerly await the beginning of the ritual, their excitement visible. With the light almost gone, the mistress begins, and slowly the tall giraffe leans down, beckoned by her whispers. None who witnessed this scene could hear her words, but the animal was captivated by every word. At times, he would close his large, long, eye-lashed lids very slowly and dramatically; it was almost as if to capture her words better.

Having received protection from her, the giraffe turned around and headed toward his pack.

10. Elephant (

Last on the list of the world’s most endangered animals in 2022 are elephants. While some populations of African elephants are increasing, primarily in southern Africa, numbers are continuing to fall in other areas, particularly in central Africa and parts of East Africa. With an estimated 415,000 elephants left on the continent, the species is regarded as vulnerable, although certain populations are being poached towards extinction. Asian elephant numbers have dropped by at least 50% over the last three generations, and they’re still in decline today. With only 40,000-50,000 left in the wild, the species is classified as endangered. However, the species most at risk is the Sumatran elephant, with a population of about 2,400-2,800 individuals.