the furry creature snuffles in the damp and rich soil for roots, its creamy tusks digging in the ground.
its snout begins to tingle and it sniffs slowly in the air.
it follows the sweetly delicious scent and behold!
the forest jewels gleaming in the bush like rubies.
grunting in satisfaction, the creature enjoys its snack of forest berries.
it saunters of with a happy sensation, tail bouncing in the air.
If you can guess the animal, comment down below! :)
My poor family awaits me, you see
to bring them food up in the tree
But I am broken, I am weak,
I have burns throughout my whole body.
The smoke in the air is just so harsh
on my lungs and in my eyes.
I climb to the top of a tree so slow
I look down at all the fires below.
My grey soft fur is now charcoal burnt.
My cute black nose peels pink, it hurts.
But I cannot
give up hope
I cry for help
no one hears me though.
My four legs, trembling
My eyes are closing now, good night.
I’m sorry I just can no longer fight.
.............Is that blood?
I feel a drop.
It has no scent,
it’s clear and...what!?
This is water! This is rain!
I will rejoice again!
No animal is now tougher than me,
here I come
my family awaits me, you see.
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When I saw you first,
You portrayed a familiar face with a familiar kind.
Those lovely buttoned eyes
and a clueless tiny mind.
I've seen you live there,
clutching the barks of the tree.
I wish I could hold you
in thy arms,
and pet you in reality.
Those teddy fashioned ears,
That brunet bulged nose.
You went viral,
Famous with that 'come hither' pose.
They keep leaving toxic hors d'oeuvres behind, much to my chagrin, a culinary delight according to my poodle. The mock M&M's keep making him ill but unlike humans, trying to teach a down and dirty dog cause and effect is one big fat exercise in futility.
As if the stomach distress of my dog wasn't bad enough, the little fuckers eat just about everything in my garden, including the barberry, a bush that sports needle like thorny thorns. Jiminy crickets! Do they possess teflon tongues?
I'm inside looking out my slider at the bushes right now and they are as bald as George Castanza, damn it. But, holla at your boy, gotta give it up when they hop off from here to their next victim. Don't they just look too damn cute protruding that sweet little cottontail.
Who am I?
I am the thankless defender of my castle. My badge hangs proudly around my neck as I stand, tall and still, gazing out the castle depths for any sign of trouble. Sometimes, a stranger approaches our entrance and I ward him off before he knocks our reinforcements in. My King and Queen often admonish me for being too enthusiastic. I gladly take the scolding if it means that they are safe from the trespasser they call “the Mailman.”
Each day, my King and Queen leave and I am left to guard the castle all alone. Though it is a thankless job, it is a duty I take most seriously. I reassume my position and patiently wait for their return.