Treasure Island

Chuck Toll


Poems of Chuck Toll

1. Appalachian Trail 1/18/2008
2. Ars Poetica 5/26/2011
3. At the Helm 4/5/2008
4. Bedside Photograph 8/16/2008
5. Bedtime Story 7/29/2007
6. Boe the Cat 11/28/2007
7. Coyote and Frog (Native American) 10/19/2007
8. Coyote and the Cattle (Native American) 10/21/2007
9. Coyote Catechism 10/20/2007
10. Coyote Crossing 10/14/2007
11. Coyote Meets Smallpox (Native American) 10/20/2007
12. Coyote Moon 10/10/2007
13. Coyote Ugly 11/2/2007
14. Coyote Ugly 2 11/3/2007
15. Coyote Visits a Fort (Native American) 10/23/2007
16. Coyotes and the Future 10/21/2007
17. Coyotes and Wildlife Services 10/12/2007
18. Coyotes and Wildlife Services 2 10/12/2007
19. Coyotes Cross the Border 10/16/2007
20. Coyotes in the City: Key West 10/21/2007

Native Son

Our small New England town buried a son yesterday,
A young soldier killed on duty in Afghanistan.
It was our first casualty in struggles far away
But, as it had proved, not sufficiently removed.

At the church service, his brother recalled
How he was tough, but with children gentle
As a butterfly. ‘Now I won’t worry any more, ’
His mother wept. ‘He is safe now.’

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