Monday, 23 October 2017

Evening Feed

Straddling their warmth
with her fullness
she comes to them
in last light
silkily nosing
hard too-keen tugs
into a rhythm
sweet and slow as amber.

Touching the pines
the moon is a frozen pond
by the time
he leaves
the four by four
hessian sack in hand
Labrador at heel
gold leporine souls his harvest.

Pulling evening up round
their shoulders
she waits motionless
in a fold of dusk
his torchlight sweeping
the garnet dark
their small hearts
burning a hole in his pocket.

© Clare McCotter

Hares held captive in Edenderry coursing compound (Hare coursing is still legal in the Republic of Ireland - Ed)

Seven dogs and two vehicles seized as hare coursers are arrested

Clare McCotter has had poetry published in numerous journals including  Abridged, Algebra of Owls, Boyne Berries, Crannóg, Cyphers, Envoi, The Galway Review, The Honest Ulsterman, Iota, Moth Magazine, A New Ulster, Revival, The SHOp, The Stinging Fly and The Stony Thursday Book. She also writes haiku, tanka and haibun.