Several Species of Small Furry Animals

spring breeze—
the rabbit runs
ahead of its ears

ferret stash
behind the couch

old lady
still wearing her mink—
summer concert

autumn chill—
a lap dog
in the fake masterpiece

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

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


Colin Stewart Jones
Michael Dylan Welch