I Don’t Even Like Rabbits

I don’t even like rabbits.

But there was a rabbit

showed up in my yard late Winter.
He wasn’t shy.
He wouldn’t run

until the last moment..

It got to where
around the time of the thaw,
I found myself watching for him;
Still not liking rabbits.


One morning mid-Spring
after first light but before sunrise
I opened my blinds…

A large tom prowling North to South.
I took sides: hoped for the rabbit.

That day, no rabbit.

Next day, no rabbit.

Third day,
no rabbit.


Fourth day, I told myself,
“Don’t be a fool,
it’s the way of things.”


Three more days passed then
two rabbits!

I snorted, “Off courting, I see.
Next time, tell me!

“Dumb rabbit!”


I still don’t like rabbits.
But I went to the store last night;

bought carrots
for two rabbits.


13 thoughts on “I Don’t Even Like Rabbits”

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  1. My yard is full of rabbits, and I do like them. They kind of grow on you. There’s the remains of a veg garden which they’re currently plundering, and I always smile to see them. Just wait, they’ll reel you in.

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