Dangerous Games

Strange Birds

Armed only with a sense of injustice,
orange-breasted hunter-catcher
patrols her property
calling loudly to hunters
to keep away
calling silently to animals
– stay hidden –
This is no children’s game
we play.

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14 Responses to Dangerous Games

  1. andro51 says:

    The call of the wild is a most wonderful and sometimes rather saddening experience, I guess that we humans in a modern world have long since forgotten what it is like to hunt and be hunted… i really like this Poem of yours Monica and thank you for sharing it with us all… Excellent.

    Androgoth XXx

  2. lazfreedman says:

    Found this one… intense
    Good one, Monica
    Thanks
    Peace,
    Laz

  3. bluebee says:

    I love the sense of menace crafted by your words, as well as the line breaks and punctuation in those last 4 lines. bb.

  4. Thanks, Bluebee, for these interesting comments! Love to have them from a real craftsman. (Or should I say craftsperson, since I’m not certain of your gender…?)

  5. kenny2dogs says:

    “AHH YES” Falcon’s… the beautiful assassins. Nature she slays me with her diversity and I love her. From the microscopic to the telescopic she leaves us speechless.
    So devastatingly cruel, so breathtaking and so delicately balanced on man’s disillusionary quest for immortality.

    I have enjoyed my time here.
    Kenny2dogs 🙂

  6. Thank you, Kenny, for this beautiful comment.

  7. penpusherpen says:

    no, not a children s game at all..’Tis life, lived with death a heartbeat away..
    Swift and cruel almost, but it has to be that way. Wonderful words Monika, they paint a picture in your mind.. xPenx

  8. penpusherpen says:

    I knew it… sorry Monica, I was just visiting Sardonika and knew I’d put a ‘k’ in your name instead of ‘c’.. I apologise and cast blame on my badly typing fingers…
    (I sometimes put my name as Pern!!) Sheeesh!!…xPenx

  9. No worries – Mike does the same thing, probably because of Sardonika, too.

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