Urban fox

Urban fox

A Poem by Dawn

The urban fox is clever and cunning

Scurring after dark in and around
our city centres. Raiding bins and
trash. looking for hamburgers and cheese
and pizzas. Or basically anything decent
some human has thrown away to eat.

They will even come and invade
your garden in the suburbs.

Sometimes during the daylight
let alone after dark.

They might even steal the bird seed
you put out for your local birds
on your custom birdtable.
Or the breadcrumbs.

I remember one summer a few years ago.
A  young one was sunning himself in our garden
enjoying himself and having a long snooze too.

We left him alone. Contented and happy.

You might even have a fox family with some cubs.
Living close by, in a very private part of
you garden. You didn't realize they where even there.

Quiet, free and living wild.

© 2019 Dawn

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What a delightful scenario. The wildest things we have living in our neighborhood are the deer and the squirrels. Occasionally we see a few wild turkeys, who when they walk down the street think they own it.

Take care - Dave

Posted 2 Years Ago

We are a couple of roads away from open country Dawn, so we get foxes and deer visiting us very late at night when most people are asleep. As I don't sleep well I am often looking out of the window to see what's going on. I love that wildlife wanders into our world. Lovely poem Dawn.


Posted 2 Years Ago

In some places in the States wild animals have come into town.
Once, when we lived in the mountains of NY State, I walked past a black bear in the dark and never noticed. My wife, sitting in the car, saw it all and asked, "didn't you see that bear!?" No.
Seen fox in the wild but never in town. You should hear the baying of coyote calling the pack together early in the morning. Chilling!!!
Nice poem by the way.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Really good. I don't know whether or not this was intentional, but the last word of the second-to-last stanza is "their" instead of "there".

Posted 2 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


2 Years Ago

Thanks hon, for fixing my error. And for the review in general. cheers. Dawn.

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Added on January 28, 2019
Last Updated on January 28, 2019
Tags: urban, fox, wildlife, creatures, towns, surburbia



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