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Toad dreams

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That afternoon the dream of the toads rang through the elms by Little River and affected the thoughts of men, though they were not conscious that they heard it.- Henry Thoreau
The dream of toads: we rarely
credit what we consider lesser
life with emotions big as ours,
but we are easily distracted,
abstracted. People sit nibbling
before television's flicker watching
ghosts chase balls and each other
while the skunk is out risking grisly
death to cross the highway to mate;

while the fox scales the wire fence
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Dr Antony Theodore 29 April 2019

Birds are greedy little bombs bursting to give voice to appetite. I had a cat who died of love. a very fine poem.. tony

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