You cross our path
trotting and jaunty
tawny and hearty
once in tall grass
you stop, look back at us
not frightened or shy
but curiously cool

I can only imagine
the drama you bring
to the marshes of mallards
and meadows
of dashing brown bunnies
in this once-safe, peaceful
paradise park

© 2012 by V. Nesdoly


I write this poem in response to Adele Kenny’s “Wildlife” prompt for April 24th. (And Happy 2nd Birthday today, to her blog: The Music In It).

2 thoughts on “Coyote”

    1. Thanks, Charlie! We’ve only seen a coyote on our walk in that particular park once, but it made me realize that what looks calm and safe on the surface may hide other realities.


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