The rat woke up with a feeling That all was not right with the world An unease sensed deep in his body An aversion that slowly uncurled A displacement from his surroundings Hints of deja-vu in reverse A knowing that staying this path Would lead to something worse He tried to explain his sensations To … Continue reading The Rat Pack
The ant was unusually solitary Working the days away Building a mound deep underground A palace for one ant living his way It was the nicest hill in the hillside Best of all it was just for him He filled it with sweets, high value treats He needed no queen, he was king Time stole … Continue reading King, Kith & Kin
Living outside the box was hard for the shrew to do She’d stayed safe in her corner of leaves so long it was all the world she knew She hadn’t ventured far from home, to forage or explore All she needed was within easy reach, so why should she long for more? Yet the Wind … Continue reading The Wilding of the Shrew
The fawn turned to the doe, eyes deep with fret and fright What if the worst should happen, what if it’s not alright The doe pulled her fawn close and whispered, the wisdom of her years Though she knew it was beyond her power, to vanquish all her fears The only thing that’s certain is … Continue reading What if?
Perched atop a road sign in composed regality the buzzard gathered silent strength meditatively she felt the value in the stillness and the peace of being alone the acceptance that came from being in the place that she called home she knew some birds that flew for months migrating far and wide they disdained her … Continue reading The Buzzard’s Cry
She followed the path without question, as millions before her had doneTook pride in reaching each milestone, as she ticked them off one by oneShe followed the line and rose upwards, strong, straight, steady and trueBut slowly began to falter, as the next milestone vanished from viewShe paused to gather her strength, then picked up … Continue reading Hazel and the Earthworm