Chuck Toll

Coyotes In The City: New York - Poem by Chuck Toll

Kayaking on the East River, my daughter
Met a coyote swimming and offered help.
It declined, adding it needed the exercise.

City life is always like that, it complained,
Squirrel snacks and greasy handouts everywhere.
It was going to try Long Island before it burst.

My daughter said she hadn’t known coyotes
Lived in Manhattan or out on Long Island.
“Been in the Big Apple for years, ” it puffed.

Long Island, it explained, was the last stop
On their list, which is why it was headed there.
And anyway, it wanted to see the Hamptons.

“The missus and I are planning to do Key West
Next year if we just get by Seven Mile Bridge.”

Comments about Coyotes In The City: New York by Chuck Toll

  • (10/14/2007 4:36:00 PM)

    cute. Well-written. reminds me of the beavers in Chronicles of Narnia. best care, sjg (Report)Reply

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  • (10/14/2007 11:23:00 AM)

    Nice addition to your coyote series. Humor and good, old-fashioned wisdom. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/14/2007 10:30:00 AM)

    well written
    -midnight maiden

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  • Ray Lucero (10/14/2007 10:24:00 AM)

    Wisdom encased in light humor.
    You capture the gypsy nature of coyotes.
    Love this one.

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 16, 2011

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