Thursday, August 13, 2015

Reaching out


There might be muggers and killers
Outside in the dark, most people
Think; leave the dogs in back
And stay home, but in my case
Taking the dogs to the river before
Dawn when coyotes are all done
Feeding and heading for

Their dens – except I haven’t
Heard them in some time nor
Have we seen rabbits.  I hear
Lynxes are now protected in
This state.  I’ve never seen
One.  The brush now, because
Of the rain, reaches out and

Closes our pathways.  I need
Ben and Duffy to find the way.
Whether an attack in the dark
Or Bobcats in the brush they are 
In the mind – But if one reaches
Out long enough one is bound
To touch something eventually.

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