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In the cool morning darkness
an old man and a young dog
take the path by the lake

the wind in the cottonwoods
makes a river in the treetops

rabbits dart across the path
white scuts in the dim light

she strains against the leash
looks up at him and whines

certain she could catch one
if he’d only let her go

but he’s chased his share of rabbits
knows how it will end

so he holds her tight
and murmurs soothing words

the morning star burns in the darker blue
where night gives way to day

a lone bat like a tiny flame
flickers black against the eastern sky




6 Responses

  1. I really love this. Your work keeps getting better and better.

  2. Vivid images and a strong sense of atmosphere–I love it.

  3. Love it.

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