Coyote Stands Alone
by Elizabeth Perdomo


(Canis latrans)

Coyote stands alone,
high upon the gold stubbled ridge,
an unbroken blue above him,
September morning sun
streaming bright behind his back,
cut wheat fields hold a vast
amber horizon curved far
before his scanning eyes,
come here to spot unwary
rabbits, also eagerly
gleaning their morning
fare.






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