25 years, 5 days - The Wilderness

by Jason Wardell

My first instinct is to sleep on the couch
when the city wakes up before the Sun
or crawl below my street-side windows
to wait for the coyotes to come crying.


Author's Note: If I close my eyes real tight I can almost believe it's fireworks and coyotes and not society tracing through the streets night after night.

Posted on 08/13/2009
Copyright © 2021 Jason Wardell

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 08/13/09 at 09:07 PM

I love it.

Posted by Jeffrey Parren on 08/14/09 at 04:04 AM

Being in Denver you are not far removed from those Coyotes. I work in NYC and there are plenty of wild animals in that place...they just happen to mumble the tragedies of overthinking. ~JPP

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