Pozzotti’s Fox*

 

Pozzottifox

 

stands lined out against a slender tree,

tail flagging high, nose lifted to test

the nighttime air, bright eyes opening

onto a dark, sad wisdom.

 

Stealth, cunning, death, and the Devil,

says the plaque beside the print,

but the fox has nothing to hide,

no fear of circumstances beyond the grave.

 

Its cleverness shows a cleaner cunning

than the conniving human kind,

and we, not she, must own

the deviltries of this world.

 

*Fox by Rudy Pozzotti

 

Copyright 2016

T. Allen Culpepper

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