Monday, 19 November 2007

Rabbit Trap


A rabbit caught
in the headlights
of a stoat
Lost for escape
equal frantic
equal calm
Stoat closes eyes
but their phantom
eyes stare on

Rabbit panic
Hears in silence
stoat regard
Replies in calm
still in silence
speaking thought
Stoat opens eyes
full beam searching
Rabbit trapped

waits for the bite
sharp stoat-snapping
of a neck
Constricted throat
living lifetime
in the span
Stoat closes in
breathing warmlife
with each breath

In waiting trap
rabbit welcomes
draws stoat on
Teeth nuzzle neck
gentle touch
Stoat opens out
watching rabbit
closing in

copyright 1995 Charlotte Peters Rock

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