Thursday, 13 May 2010

Fox in the garden, 1.30 am

Woken by screaming
All the dark recesses
Refocus to the bright click
Of the bedside lamp
What's that?
Outside screaming
The house stirs
As I run to the kitchen
And all the dark recesses
Shrink with the long glow
Of energy saving light bulbs
Silence now
In the cast light, staring
Then the ancient lope of animal
Grey ghost against the fence
All colour drained
All senses still reeling
As the fox steals away
More lupine now than ever imagined
Fey creature in the fractured night
Fox in the garden, 1.30 am