Free Verse: I Am in His House

In this free verse poetry, “I Am in His House.”

A hiker, and a red fox cross paths. Sharing something of a necessity. Sharing space of green, browns, and lavender, scents and smells of wild. In small slow gestures, sounding together in a symphony of silence. Each a piece of something bigger, yet something significant in what we call nature. A free verse poetry and digital art piece to accentuate the appreciation of nature.

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I Am in His House

With the heat of summer,
I’m forced to take refuge,
under a big, old oak, near a small pond.
Nearly overgrown with tall grass,
it was barely visible.
It made me thirsty seeing it.
Especially after a long afternoon walk.
I had to stop and drink.
And so it seems he did too.
He wasn’t aware of me in the shadows.

At least not right away,
a medium sly Red fox.

Walking as if in stealth mode,
he moved slowly, cautiously.
His body was lean and rigid; like the old man,
Winter had left him scarce of food.
I watched him quietly, as not to scare him off.
Abruptly his nose went up into the air.
He smelled of me, looking for me, this way and that.
Then, I felt the cold stare.
I put the water bottle to my mouth in slow gesture.
He lowered his head to the pond, taking one lap of
water after another. There at that pond, we drank of life of nature.
All the while his eyes upon me.
This small pond was his place,
and I had trespassed upon it.
I slowly turned, and walked away quietly,
watching him. He stayed, drinking more.
I could feel his eyes. Still, I glanced again.
He was gone.

What is a Free Verse Poetry? Typically patterned by speech rather than meter, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Visual and sound effects are often employed.  It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.


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