Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wild Kingdom

Spring is here, so are the deer
Hoofprints near the pussy willow
Buds burst out soft fuzzy sprouts
Announcing the new season

The race is on to keep them on
Such tender fledgling branches
Doe and fawn tiptoe at dawn
Choice time to take their chances

Sprang into action with deer proof plan
Scattered Milorganite with coffee can
Hoping the deer will take offense
At natural, but malodorous, scent

Smelling around as it
Wafts from the ground
The bushes and garden
The house surrounds