White Rabbit

Diane Lelièvre

“Do not fret because of the wicked;
         do not be envious of wrongdoers,
     for they will soon fade like the grass,
         and wither like the green herb.
 Trust in the Lord, and do good;
         so you will live in the land,
     and enjoy security.” ~ Psalm 37:1-3

A white rabbit
in my neighborhood
is offended by my fence
‘Easement by prescription’
he calls his garden access
‘My kin have fed here
for generations!’

Now I could just
build a tougher fence
than the wooden slats he
squeezes thru or digs under
to get my lettuces & peas
Or I could lay a snare
to catch him at it

But I have found
it easier to just plant
more broccoli & beans
After all how many greens
does one old man need
Peter actually prefers
to graze on clover


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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4 Responses to White Rabbit

  1. perhaps begging the question – why a fence at all


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