General Poetry posted November 4, 2018 Chapters:  ...306 307 -308- 309... 

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A poem about wildlife

A chapter in the book A Potpourri of Poetic Curiosities

Swiss Cheese

by CD Richards

Rabbits with warrens

in pastures where foxes prowl

live on burrowed time.

5-7-5 Poem contest entry


This poem is inspired by the fact that my property currently resembles Swiss cheese, due to an explosion of rabbits. It quite literally means risking a broken leg to walk around it. Why the sudden escalation in the rabbit population? Surrounding farmers have shot all the foxes. Mankind is brilliant at screwing things up, and incapable of learning to leave well enough alone. Next, they'll be poisoning the rabbits, and thus killing off native species. Fools.

Thanks for reading.

P.S. Yes, it's deliberate.
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