Animal Visions

Posted: September 18, 2013 in literature, poetry
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Coyote and Grizzly Bear

Grizzly Bear photo by Ricardo Reitmeyer

Favored by

close ties

to

animal gods,

I plod

through the

peat-bogs,

enjoy

the fog somewhat

reminiscent

of roasting intelligence.

 

I trip into

paradise

once foretold by

prophets and paupers

but return to

the river of bees

honey and stings

embracing me,

slosh

towards the forest of lies

where

bears and coyotes

debate the finer points

of screaming salmon and

bitter partisan politics.

 

Once my swollen

carcass

lands the shore,

I stumble

for city lights

winking seductively,

as they tease and tempt

all us honey-swollen

animals

to our corruption.

 

by Rod C. Stryker

This poem was published in my book, Exploits of a Sun Poet. Hope you like it.

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