Kevin Patrick

Freshman - 1,391 Points (Taurus / Ontario)

Rabbit


Last night I saw one parked on the speck of turf
On the edge of the lane and arrow-wood undergrowth
Its fat ears shot out, hoisted and dangling
Radar intuition like a pair of wizard cap ice-cream cones

And it stood in my eye line
for a sketch of a minute
As if caught in the middle
of political defection
Frozen in silence
Like an embarrassed exhibit
Piercing thick lenses
Of two ebony suns
Perched on the cloak
Of a strawberry face
Captured In the shape
of a fishhook heart


Then suddenly he burst
Into a matchstick blur
Of hightailing footprints
In hazelnut snow
That sparkled in the jet lash
Of Cotton ball tail
That tickled and swindled
Into a majestic afterglow
Passing as a memory
Of this gallant rouge

Only shelter, food and protection are his born plight
How wise of him too stay out of Maslow's cruel brew
Cute as a gemstone cut out of nature's sweet cloth
While I stand contemplating how he'd make a fine stew

Submitted: Thursday, June 12, 2014
Edited: Friday, June 13, 2014

Topic of this poem: nature


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  • Bronze Star - 7,067 Points * Sunprincess * (7/1/2014 2:30:00 PM)

    ...........enjoyed this wonderful poem....you know only days ago, maybe a week or so, there was a small bunny hopping across a parking lot, as fast as he could go....this is the second time I saw him all alone.....I suppose he left home early to conquer the world....loved reading this one and loved the theme of this poem also... (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 4,072 Points Khairul Ahsan (6/21/2014 10:10:00 AM)

    A beautiful snapshot of a rabbit, 'frozen in silence', as if ' caught in the middle of political defection'. Nice depiction.
    I am afraid, the last line is rather too harsh, and out of place. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,410 Points Diane Hine (6/15/2014 3:46:00 AM)

    Spot on! and we might deduce from the last line that your hierarchy of needs are not so different from the rabbit's after all. (Report) Reply

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