Dogs 2015

CLAMOR FOR SURVIVAL
(7/2/15)


they are
nested
within a hole
of a front yard
tree

only
their heads
visible

necks stretching

beaks open
in the panic
of hunger

calling
on a continual
basis
for their
parents

calling
for food

when
one of the adults
does arrive
their noise
increases
dramatically

the three
must then compete
for nourishment

nature
has no place
for the timid

on the grass
near the trunk
crouches
the neighbor's cat

staring up

tail twitching
in anticipation

completely
silent