Coyote by Dawn Pisturino

image from Unsplash – provided by the author


by Dawn Pisturino

I see you there, hiding in the brush,

Your tawny colors perfectly blending with nature’s camouflage.

How silently you positioned yourself

To watch me dishing up the food that you take for granted.

I hear you say: “Oh, silly human, I’ve fooled you into thinking

That I need your help to survive — after all, I am called the Trickster —

When really, you need me to satisfy some hunger inside yourself.”

And, that may be true, but I say to you: “Look at yourself, Coyote,

And how healthy you are because of that food. Who’s fooling who?

Last summer, you were nothing but skin and bones.

Your fur looked rough and discolored,

Your belly sunken, your ribs barely covered by thin skin.

You know a good thing when you see it, so let’s continue to be friends.

Please, take my food, and allow me to take spiritual sustenance from you.”

Coyote looked at me with wisdom and understanding and ate the food.

@Dawn Pisturino

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  1. gabychops dice:

    I love your extraordinary poem, Dawn!


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    1. Thank you, Joanna, that means a lot to me!

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    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your feedback.

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      1. You’re very welcome Dawn!

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  2. Reblogueó esto en Dawn Pisturino's Blogy comentado:
    I am pleased to announce that my poem, «Coyote,» has been published today on Masticadores USA. I want to thank Gabriela Marie Milton and her staff for publishing it. Please visit Masticadores and give them your support. Thank you!

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  3. L.K. Latham dice:

    A dichotomy to be considered. Thank you.

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  4. Congrats Dawn and the trickster has a lot to teach but I’m happy not seeing mine in my yard with my cats and dog anymore. I just had to divert his path. Love seeing in the neighbors yard but not mine!🌺

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    1. I understand your concern, Cindy, since they will eat small animals. Our coyotes are afraid of the neighbor’s dogs but get along with mine, for some reason. Have a great day!

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      1. wow sooo cool they get along with yours Dawn. I always think I can train them but think again.. lol 😂❤️

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      2. That would be an interesting sight to see!

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  5. Jeff Flesch dice:

    A deep a s powerful write, Dawn. Congratulations!

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  6. Ingrid dice:

    This sounds like the perfect symbiotic relationship!

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  7. jonicaggiano dice:

    This is a lovely story Dawn and especially because your dog family interfaces with the coyote. Congratulations!

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