Several Species of Small Furry Animals

      by Colin Stewart Jones and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Under the Bashō on 14 March 2018. Originally written in April of 2009 on Facebook (not a common practice for me, perhaps not ever before this).       +       +

spring breeze—
the rabbit runs
ahead of its ears                                                     Colin

        ferret stash
        behind the couch                                            Michael

old lady
still wearing her mink—
summer concert                                                      Colin

autumn chill—
a lap dog
in the fake masterpiece                                          Michael

        dad home from the pet shop
        with Billy’s “lost” hamster                             Colin

winter doldrums—
the toilet-paper tube
saved for the gerbil                                                Michael