Poetry

July 12, 2018 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION

flickr photo

 

By

Penn Kemp

 

 

 

Hold On You

 

 

The young Fox is caught

by the fence, though his

wiser grandfather easily

 

escaped. Excitedly, we

approach to band his leg

 

while we have the chance

so as to track his moves.

 

Naturally, he scratches and

bites, snatching his leg free.

 

Despite a confused kerfuffle

we manage to tag and release.

 

Our fox fast as can be blurs to

butter as tiger melts into ghee—

 

dashing between spaces, real or

phantom reflection from global

 

stories stored over millennia in

back of brain for camp fire tales.

 

 

 

 

 

Mary McDonald photo

Penn Kemp

Penn Kemp is an activist Canadian poet, playwright and editor.  Her latest works are Local Heroes, and the forthcoming Fox Haunts. Recent books include Barbaric Cultural Practice and two anthologies edited, Women and Multimedia and Performing Women. See www.pennkemp.weebly.com.

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