“His mind’s all black thicket and blood.”

– Jim Harrison


It was your rabbit
courage that led
you into the brambled
city – a hutch
in which you’d find
refuge.  Your bobbing
nose smelling
out danger and garden-
like safety.  You followed
the carrot before

Why couldn’t you smell
the spilled blood
an untimely demise?

Better you’d stayed
in the country.


* * *


Day 23 of Jilly’s “28 Days of Unreason.”


“We all know that Art is not truth.
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth,
at least the truth that is given us to understand.
The artist must know the manner whereby
to convince others of the truthfulness of his lies.”

― Pablo Picasso



6 thoughts on “Wascally

  1. The moral seems to be that following our nose when led by our stomach is heading for trouble. Love the way you have used the adjectives rabbit courage – bramble city/
    p.s. Charley how did Rabbits get into both our poems?


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