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Coyote

24 Apr

Coyote

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

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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).

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Posted by on April 24, 2012 in Nature

 

2 responses to “Coyote

  1. c van gorkom

    April 24, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    So, so true! You’ve captured it well. I’ve seen that curious, measuring look from both coyotes and wolves.

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    • vnesdoly

      April 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm

      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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