The prompt today for Poetic Asides was to write an “other side of the fence” poem, in which we attempt to empathize with “the other person, animal or situation”. I wrote about something that actually happened to me yesterday– I’ll leave it to you to figure out which one was me. 😉
I can pinpoint the exact moment she spots me—
she immediately freezes—causing me to freeze too.
I can almost read her thoughts: What if he comes at me?
What then? She looks away, but not before I see
the fear in her eyes. Fear mixed with disgust, like I was
her worst nightmare. Ah, the ways of people!
She makes a great show of crossing to the other side
of the street, instead of just walking on by. Honestly!
As if I was even interested in her. I shake my bushy tail,
and continue my search for the perfect acorn.