Wednesday, June 15, 2011

urban fox

a fox just trotted
down the street

we think we've tamed
the cities -
pushed wildlife
to their proper place,
beyond city limits
sure, the farthest suburbs see
deer, coyote, mountain lion -
but that's the urban frontier ...
didn't we push them
out of the city?

I've seen more "wild" land
than that fox ever hopes to -
his paws are accustomed to
pavement, asphalt
his palate, a repast of
rodent, duck, and
the occasional house-cat

he trots down the street,
down the middle of the street
like he belongs here
even more than we do

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