Monday, 26 of June of 2017

Tag » Canines

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


Alex – A Night Aside the Duckabush River

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Silence exists alone3
within.
Outside nature crashes
subsides
crashes
weaves harmony, water and earth.
City raised I am un-
conversant
with cycles uncontained.
Voices emerge, a playground recess;
bouncing balls on blacktop, energy
released through compliance
or coiling within
coursing now
NOW!
Forcing me towards edges
Listen!
Authority is watching
Duckabush RiverNow screaming (pleading) threats
I can’t accept.
Energy grabs my heart, races
up my arm, down my leg, round my gut
faster… faster… how fast can I..
STOP!..
…..Stars
and a towering cedar’s collected rain
reach through.
Coyote howls
wilderness whispers,
offers
nothing;
no containment
no silence
only now.

Alex
March-April 2005 Earth First!


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