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Ohio Animals

Anna Gyorgy '14

he let the tiger out last
looking long into her wet eyes
before sliding the latch

walked inside to his rifle without
looking back to watch her padding
sweetly – quiet into the underbrush

he began with the wolves
the gray pups raised in April
grown now soft into blood flecked fur
showing signs of hunger – adolescence

he swung the chain link creaking as
they circled nervously expecting food
finding empty hands they ran loping
skinny noses to ground towards the interstate

the black bear takes her last black look at the pavement
the lion is chased to an ignominious chain link corner to be
shot like a cur – laid cold in a corona of early morning

Published by: in Audio, Volume 68

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