Coyote Induced Insomnia

In the middle of the night
and screeching.

In the middle of the night
they sound like
a child
and screaming.

In the middle of the night
the coyotes roam,
the child sleeps,
but Mom is awake,


Linda B said...

Sometimes, when I go out late to take the trash out to the street, I hear them. I guess I could in the summer with the windows open, but not in the winter. My friend says when they put up a big fuss it's because they've made a kill. I like this Bridget, what moms do, too.

Liz Steinglass said...

I find this haunting.

Bridget Magee said...

Thanks, Linda! Coyotes are quite active around us. When they make a big fuss I can still hear them through my closed window....keeping me awake.

Bridget Magee said...

I am haunted by coyote yips. In my half awake state I always think it is one of my girls then when fully conscious, I realize it is a pack of coyotes.

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