Fog-grey paint on wood…
Imprisons willing hostage…
It jars – jams handle door to floor
Uterine prison seals hermetic hermit
The fawn as naked innocent born.
Cow mother forages for food…
Boy buck lay prone; ears twitch.
Waiting to exhale.
Wolf pants foul –
turn handle –
On eves gone by wolf violates fawn.
Cow mother oblivious in her providing!
As fawn feigned sleep…
Lupus leered, licked – abused like prey
This night young deer escapes the hunt
Lays quiet, tremulous.
Patriarchal coward creeps back to fetid lair
Grow strong – pray another day!
©pofacedpoetry – Billy Reynard-Bowness (2018) – All rights reserved