Chuck Toll


Chuck Toll Poems

1. Coyote Catechism 10/20/2007
2. Porches 7/29/2007
3. Coyotes in the City: New York 10/14/2007
4. PH: Hello, PoemHunter Staff, Anyone Home? ? ? 10/21/2007
5. Appalachian Trail 1/18/2008
6. Defining Moment 4/5/2008
7. Bedtime Story 7/29/2007
8. Native Son 7/29/2007
9. Portrait Gallery: Creative License 10/4/2007
10. The Geezer’s Lament 7/31/2007
11. Prose Poem: The Feng Shui of Squirrels 7/30/2007
12. Welcome Back to School 11/11/2007
13. Coyote and Frog (Native American) 10/19/2007
14. Swimming Lesson 7/29/2007
15. Friend Pushing the Envelope 10/10/2007
16. Haiku of the Canyons 9/10/2007
17. Coyote Meets Smallpox (Native American) 10/20/2007
18. Spell Checking 7/29/2007
19. Jimmy’s Song 7/30/2007
20. Coyote Crossing 10/14/2007

Bedtime Story

Our young son wheezes softly in his sleep
In the middle of our bed, arms embracing
Stuffed animals, favorite blanket in hand.
For years, our bed has been his bed as well.

He knows his formal bedroom is elsewhere,
And he will go there if my wife and I insist.
But absent guests or relatives, we rarely do.
He always smiles on climbing in with us.

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