18 May 2007

Carol Peters

[from Muddy Prints, Water Shine]

Two Hungers

A rabbit bounds into the yard,
stops at the bed of gloriosa
dimming to copper.

It lowers its head for a leaf
then sits tall while chewing,
green hanging from its mouth,
cheeks working ’til the leaf is gone.

One leaf after another,
the daisy stems tremble
as leaves are torn away.

We spread our toast with peach
and watch ’til we are full.

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