The Fox

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The Fox

 

Of course I thought of you

when I saw him—

the blue-grey fox waiting in the frosted grass

for my car to move on

so that he could cross the road.

I thought how greedy I am—

I want and want—

and, amazingly, I have been given everything

I ever truly wanted.

The fox and I watched each other,

and when I passed he ran across

to the next field of corn stumps.

I thought of him all day,

holding him behind my eyes

until I could tell him to you,

could say that somehow

I am given even

what I have not thought

to ask for.

(c) Adrie Lester 2005

6 Responses to “The Fox”

  1. 1

    this is beautiful!

  2. 2
    Jo

    Oh Adrie, This one gives me the goosebumps. Thank you.

  3. 3
    Kimberlie Ott

    Beautiful!

  4. 4

    Thank you!

  5. 5

    Thank you :)

  6. 6

    I adore this : )


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