On Temptation

Benjamin Iddouche

The bluish light
of day’s dawning
reveals a wild rabbit
munching clover
in the backyard

Her white pelt
suggests an escape
from domestication
or perhaps simply
a just liberation

A few feet away
stand carrot rows
El Dorado for Buggs
for whom clover
was for the bees

Isn’t it curious
how wild things
will tempt the tame
and tame things
tempt the wild


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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3 Responses to On Temptation

  1. The clover’s always greener…

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  2. have to agree with the remark above…

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  3. Quite curious indeed!

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