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Coyote by Dawn Pisturino

on September 27, 2022

I am pleased to announce that my poem, “Coyote,” has been published today on Masticadores USA. I want to thank Gabriela Marie Milton and her staff for publishing it. Please visit Masticadores and give them your support. Thank you!

MasticadoresUsa // Editor: Barbara Leonhard

image from Unsplash – provided by the author


by Dawn Pisturino
site: http://www.dawnpisturino.wordpress.com

I see you there, hiding in the brush,

Your tawny colors perfectly blending with nature’s camouflage.

How silently you positioned yourself

To watch me dishing up the food that you take for granted.

I hear you say: “Oh, silly human, I’ve fooled you into thinking

That I need your help to survive — after all, I am called the Trickster —

When really, you need me to satisfy some hunger inside yourself.”

And, that may be true, but I say to you: “Look at yourself, Coyote,

And how healthy you are because of that food. Who’s fooling who?

Last summer, you were nothing but skin and bones.

Your fur looked rough and discolored,

Your belly sunken, your ribs barely covered by thin skin.

You know a good thing when you see it, so let’s continue to…

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31 responses to “Coyote by Dawn Pisturino

  1. Phil says:

    Beautiful poetry, dear Dawn, and congratulations on being published at MasticadoresUsa!! A wise coyote and valued exchange, indeed.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. balladeer says:

    Great! A terrific read!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. utahan15 says:

    lupus family gosh oh gee!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. You painted such a warm portrait of your residential wildlife Dawn. Love your poem and CONGRATULATIONS on your publication my friend. 👏🏼✨🌞

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Joiel says:

    What beautiful creation!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. KK says:

    Congratulations, Dawn! It’s such a beautiful poem. You truly deserve it.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Michele Lee says:

    I enjoyed reading this, Dawn. I love seeing them out in the wild. Sometimes on my street!

    Liked by 2 people

  8. That is great! Congratulations!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Congratulations to you Dawn.. I’ll head there now! 💕🙌🏽

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Jeff Flesch says:

    Awesome poem! Congratulations, Dawn!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Meena Green says:

    Congratulations on being published, this poem was lovely! 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Dawn Minott says:

    Well done Dawn. And congrats on being featured at MasticadoresUSA! Cheers, Dawn

    Liked by 1 person

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