No Animals Were Injured Writing this Poem

After frigid air
swooped down
from the north
without warning
the ducks froze
to the lake surface.

A coyote
who thought an easy meal
close at hand
fell through to a splash
adjacent to all
the quacking
and excited flap.

Three hundred goats
lined the lake edge
huddled together
pressed into warmth
and awaited the thaw.

copyright © 2023 Kenneth P. Gurney

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s