Saturday, February 19, 2011

The Wombat and the Wolverine

As the Wombat licks clean the leaves
From a perch amongst the spacious trees
A wolverine in search of food
Observes a Caribou through
An undistributed rocky ledge
To which it drools a puddle
Of hunger and desire,
Engage it does,
Expedient and free,
Only to get snared
In a web so wide and deep,
Thrashing, claws provoked
Each limb further wrapped
With each thrust and movement
The spider who designed this trap
Toggles the fringes in passive wait
Until the wolverine’s will disintegrates
Giving the Wombat a most unexpected show

Reposted for Poetry Picnic 34: Plants, Creatures and the Cosmos.

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