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Sneaking A Peek

By John I. Blair

Iím sneaking a peek at you there
On the railing that borders my deck,
Twisting your neck, looking for lunch,

Black-hooked beak, golden eyes,
Fierce as a raptor can get
Who weighs only two pounds at most.

By summer I think youíll become
A full-sized hawk, Cooperís,
Competent capturing crows;

But right now even a rat
Could give you a fight;
So youíre waiting for sparrows.

Iím going to be neutral in this,
OK with setting the bait
But hoping youíll find some place else

To practice your trade, some place
Where I wonít know the names
Of the dinner guests.

©2013 John I. Blair


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