Rabbit Hunter*

I suddenly understand
“things that die before their time”
Instantaneously exclamated,
as if puncuation was added to emotion,
feelings I can’t hide
nor separate
from this exchange
these paces aren’t merely a walk
but my jogging won’t get me on the train any quicker
Feelings be damned
I need to relax, and I need to keep my feet on the ground
in order to not let anything die
whither, fade or decrease
or not
*My dad says there is a difference between the hungry man running after a rabbit in a field and the one sitting quietly in the bush waiting to pounce. I am learning to sit quietly.

This is Adam Fletcher’s poetry blog. All works are copyright 2009 by Adam Fletcher, unless otherwise stated. Do not reproduce in any fashion without the explicit permission from the author.

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