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Heed the Warnings

Legends surface
graze at river’s edge
nuzzle our consciousness

Ancient prophecies
born of primal instincts
Crow’s caw a warning

Spirit speaks
calls us to witness
to record this passage

The predator
at our doorsteps
phantom fierce

Targets indiscriminately
threatens the cherished
sleeps with one eye open

Now is not the time to freeze
neither distraction, nor dismissal
will disable this animal

It circles, begs a host
Please don’t open the door
History knows we need a valid plan.

(Submitted for Eugi’s Causerie Weekly Prompt:  cherish. Image my own.)

 

23 thoughts on “Heed the Warnings

  1. Amazing piece, V.J.! I love this from beginning to end especially your lines, which ring so true.
    “Targets indiscriminately
    threatens the cherished
    sleeps with one eye open”
    Thank you for participating.

    Liked by 2 people

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