Monday, 19 November 2007

2am hare


Lump on the carriageway
Two ears
a head
a big body
lept up high

Two long legs
hopped it

Staring eyes
frantic hopping
..back into the track
(a sigh - too soon)
..and back

Brakes could only slow
Will could only will
Voice could only moan

Too late to stop
Arcing and flinging back
long ears
long legs
long body
Lump on the carriageway

part 2 - Not another

One day later
writhing and arcing
on the carriageway
trying to leap - it seemed
as dying hares

Driving past
on the other side
I saw a plastic bag
rolling in playful breeze
filled with air

copyright 1996 Charlotte Peters Rock

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