Monday, 23 of October of 2017

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Steve Toth – Mother Nature

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The morning’s stillness is snapped
The doe stops grazing
& facing the direction
the sound came from
snaps to attention
Ears up eyes piercing
as a coyote steps into the open
The doe snorts
a few times then charges
The Coyote turns on the speed
looking back almost longingly
for a moment
just before entering the woods
Only a mountain lion
or a black bear
would do anything
but clear out
when she’s like this.

Something about a fawn
gives a doe
a special supply of fearlessness

–Steve Toth


Stever Toth – O Coyote

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 O coyote
they don’t like to see you
being so free
So they come with their arms
You can hear them loading up
You can hear them
egging each other on
to find some courage
& run you out of all decent company
But they have no courage
except for the numbers they buy
They never lose

So they drive you out
of the day time
& into the night time
The nerves of their consciences are deadened
but when the sun’s going down
coyote_in_field& the sky’s opening in darkness
The echoes of your howl
still rattle their brains
& make their hearts beat wildly
Because despite everything to the contrary
they love you madly
Can’t really live without you in fact

O coyote
they don’t like to see you
being so free
But you don’t care about what they like
You throw your head back
& let go a howl
that will echo wild & free in every atom
even in the atoms
they sometimes call their bodies


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