To Catch a Thief

Intrusion’s clatter
peaks adrenaline – armed
I investigate
encounter winsome smile –
masked bandit, unabashed.

(For Eugi’s Causerie Weekly Prompt:  winsome.  Image from personal collection.)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

27 thoughts on “To Catch a Thief”

  1. Great poem, great photo. (I do wonder what you were armed with!) I love raccoons especially how they teach their kits to climb a tree. We usually see a family every spring traveling through the back yard, across the street, and into the park.

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  2. I love this V.J.! Of course, part of that may be because we had a pet raccoon when I was a child. He was a wonderful pet, though he did steal things and hide them. I don’t know how many earrings my Mom lost…. He loved cheese puffs and orange soda – he’d wash the cheese puffs in the soda before he ate them. Thanks for a little trip down memory lane!

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  3. When we lived in Florida, our house backed up to woods. There were three raccoons that would get in our screened-in porch. They gnawed a hole in the screen. They’re fascinating to watch but menacing. Unabashed, indeed. Thank you for participating.

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  4. Delightful image! Great you were armed with camera. We had one of these coming in during wee hours through the cat door (years back) and put up with a little bit of cat food loss for several weeks … till it began to wash things in the toilet (leaving me a splashy mess to clean up) … when my daughter found her shoe in the toilet, we had to start closing that cat flap at night. I was never face-to-face with our visitor!

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