Beseeching Visitor

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This is a wild Red Fox that hangs around our mountain property.

Encroaching our space

it came, light-footed, and quiet

with a molting, shaggy coat and tail,

a length of bushy, brown coarse fur

it stood uncertain on thin gangly legs.

It had a small heart-shaped face

with ears alert, as if pointed towards the sky,

and expression as if in earnest expectation

of what it hoped to find or gain.

But strangers we are not upon this land,

and intrigued to find him beseeching

at our mountain meadow in the sun.

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Joyce E. Johnson (2016)


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