Linwood Rumney: Bao Xishin in Beijing

“Long Arms of World’s Tallest Man Saves [sic] Dolphins”
USA Today, 12/14/2006

No one
knows why
both dolphins
tried to chew
through their
tank walls,
nor can
scientists
say why
a herdsman
from the
mountain plains
grew so tall,
yet when
caretakers
wrapped towels
around the
dolphins’ beaks
to pry their jaws
open and
keep them from
consuming
Bao Xishun,
it must
have felt
natural
to learn
this slick use
for his
long reach
as he plunged
his whole arm
down their
reluctant mouths.



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