the owl


the owl watches us
wonders what we know
that it does not

the owl spreads its wings
& flies silently
over the field

& the mice scatter
as one’s selected
for tonight’s feast

we’re left to ponder
the meanings & to
hunt for pellets


Robert Lee Brewer is the author of Solving the World’s Problems (Press 53) and Senior Content Editor of the Writer’s Digest Writing Community. He’s married to the poet Tammy Foster Brewer, who helps him keep track of their five little poets (four boys and one princess). Follow him on Twitter @robertleebrewer.

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