Leslie Philibert

Bronze Star - 2,826 Points (6th March 1954 / London, England)

Fox - Poem by Leslie Philibert

ready to bite
a doormat with
a wide grin of silver teeth

and a back with a thousand turns
and jumps; a face full of hair and eyes
like a hanging Jesus

reading the forest`s floor
like the tiny handwriting in
a girl`s secret diary, a scrivener, tired

as a folded-leather bat then
snappy with a trapper`s sleight
tearing like bread

under a rain of feathers
the inside of a hen;
he prays and eats to love,

then after the kill;

a leash under green shadows
in the half glass of dawn,
the black fence of pine;
the shocked hole of silence.

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  • Gajanan Mishra (6/28/2013 6:58:00 AM)


    Love is at the center of all, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 28, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 29, 2013


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