I prey

Day after day
Back and forth
Along the highway
The drone of the rubber on the road
Among the roadside rubbish 
and occasional dead toad,
The crickets don’t bother 
to stop their chirping
When I pass within feet of their hiding places.
They know I’m no threat.
The pavement belies my passage
Lets me Leave no tracks
To know that I’ve 
come, And then gone

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5 thoughts on “I prey

  1. What a brilliant title…

    …and the rest, well… I never thought of it that way, but I can feel it now. You did such a great job at showing the apprehension in the most subtle of ways–the prey is what it is… and it will continue to be so for as long as it accepts that… nature is a very difficult cloak to leave behind.

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