Poems by Peggy Trojan

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Zoo

by Peggy Trojan

From Canary Winter 2014-15

Peggy lives next to a trout stream called Rocky Run in the north woods of Wisconsin.

We live in a cage
of our making
while round and round us
go the menagerie of natives
at their leisurely pace.
We look out, following
from window to window.
Common deer, crow or eagle,
coyote, bear, rabbit,
rare blue heron or fisher.
We watch them stroll
on their quiet carousel.
Now and then they freeze,
return our stare,
ears twitching, eyes unblinking,
assessing the danger
if we were to get loose.




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