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Coyote
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Julie Creighton


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I suppose we're neighbors in a way.
I've always known you live here, too.
I see the signs you leave behind,
Hear you and your friends at night as you hunt,
or take a break to howl at the moon.
It always gives me a thrill and sly smile
as I snuggle safely in my bed.
But this morning on my walk,
as I lifted my eyes to look ahead,
there you were, sitting on a small rise,
watching my slow progress up the hill.
We stared at each other
a frank and honest appraisal,
neither of us moving or
trying to break the spell.
And when you were satisfied,
you rose and squatted, marking this place as your own.
I watched as you disappeared into the shadow of the trees,
and whispered Namaste, as we went our separate ways.


© by Julie Creighton.
Used with the author’s permission.

 



Julie Creighton is retired and lives with her husband of 50 years on a ranch in central Texas.   Although she has always enjoyed reading, her appreciation for poetry really developed late in life.  She began writing poetry after a girls trip where the theme was to bring and share favorite poems  At the end of the weekend,  each wrote an original poem to share with the group.  She enjoyed this new experience so much that she has begun sharing her experiences and thoughts through poetry.  Your Daily Poem has moved her to want to share her poems.

 


Post New Comment:
nancilee:
Julie. Your love for your subject shines through. nanci
Posted 09/07/2019 01:04 PM
Larry Schug:
How serendipitous! I heard our neighborhood coyotes out in the bog last night.
Posted 09/07/2019 06:29 AM
KevinArnold:
Ah, yes, a frank and honest appraisal . . .
Posted 09/07/2019 06:22 AM


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