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Destroying the fox tail

Eyes furtive carry the reflected sheen of aluminium paint that is smooth a chrome flood
On the tin roof of the woodshed seen, with moonlight awash, awaking the dreaming scene.
The light has the tint of coyote’s hair; the furtive fox is rising to maraud with that
Peripheral stare, the balance tail is curving around a body still turning, his eyes red dots
Burn beside the russet and auburn fur, in the night full deep, guard dog in slumbering sleep,
With a stealthy gait the stooping steep steps you negotiate, around the mottled boulders
Grey you move or even! glide your way. The lightest breeze full on your face, with elegant
Tresses like a filigree trace, to soundless halt you poise your form upon the ledge with its
Girth two pace. Your.. goal in sight about to spring.! with visage grim, the huddled lambs
Sense... sudden..fear! They start to bleat hear querulous tones, the move was neat! Yet P D
Drops down on lightening feet, from her crop of rock with a body shock, she lands on him
With her forked tree limb, his neck is pinned, in her sundown boots she stands on his tail at
The very root, with feral fear his eyes a-glare, how now will the tale of the captured fox ensnared
Unfold? Don’t destroy the tail of this fox caught cold! She could train him as her reddy scout
He has a fine nose plus attuned senses that she alone caught out!.. or better still she could
Keep him well penned perhaps in documents contained, or back to herr schäffer send!

I have come out of retirement ha ha! for P D's inner animal contest .
© JOE MAVERICK 2-01-2011

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  1. Date: 6/16/2013 2:45:00 AM
    Congratulations Joe xx

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 11:25:00 PM
    This is an excellent poem for our very dear favorite poet & friend Linda. My heartfelt congratulations on your great win my dear friend Joe! Thanks a lot for sharing as well.It's always my pleasure to read your amazing writes! love and big hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 11:11:00 AM
    Hi Joe, I love your new Avatar. , CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thank you for entering your awesome winning poem. Thank you for the warm feeling and smiles!!! I posted a sweet blog, to all who took the time in supporting my contest "ALL ABOUT ME..." **YES I SMILE** :-) ..........fav.......... ~xox~ LINDA

  1. Date: 5/25/2012 6:55:00 AM
    This is a wonderful tribute to P D, Joe! Well worth coming out of retirement for...she's a gem!:) Now JOE will have to come out again and bless our eyes with his verse! Best wishes, Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 6/1/2011 1:35:00 AM
    Yes Joe I was with you on the trail of fox, could you smell the scent, from half a block? Seen the glowing eyes in Queensland too. A great tale of foxing, good n true Good one mate Don .

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 11:48:00 PM
    joe~ CONGRATULATIONS!! In my contest, and thank you for supporting my contest. I had a great time reading and judging every entry in my contest. Thanks for being among all my chosen winners. have a great one,.. Poet D.

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 11:41:00 PM
    congrats on your awesome contest entry luv*Skat

  1. Date: 5/31/2011 7:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your placement in P.D's contest Joe M. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 10:26:00 PM
    Cool narrative here, Joe. Very unique appeoach. Congratulations on your win~!

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 8:21:00 PM
    super congrats Joe on your great big win in P.D.'s grand contest on her fabulous mystique luv.. hope u enjoyed a wonderful holiday weekend..luv..

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 8:07:00 PM
    joe, this is a big creative shift! super cheers for the fine spot! :) huggs

  1. Date: 5/30/2011 5:49:00 PM
    Congratulations on the win in the contest of P.d., Joe

  1. Date: 4/17/2011 9:08:00 PM
    this was a great piece, very creative.

  1. Date: 1/7/2011 8:54:00 AM
    ps. I have just read twice now that you are coming out of retirment. When were you IN retirement? hahaha

  1. Date: 1/7/2011 8:53:00 AM
    Joe, this is GREAT. I think P.D is going to just love it!!

  1. Date: 1/7/2011 8:53:00 AM
    Joe, this is GREAT. I think P.D is going to just love it!!

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 3:59:00 PM
    Good luck in the contest with this interesting take on the idea which you chose to compose your work..That fox ensnared in the forked tree is something else...Thanks for the encouraging comments..Sara

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 1:29:00 AM
    Excellent Joe, this is so funny. Harry

  1. Date: 1/4/2011 8:32:00 PM
    Stopping by too say Hi Joe,..p.d.

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 8:29:00 PM
    So, PD is slicker than the slyest fox! She got you out of retirement = ) Love this one Joe... Winner circle here you come... Good luck! Lay