Noll: Life's Hidden Drama Plays Nightly

"Night Victim"
pond life
pond life

in the middle of the fight
through the thicket, fogging strife-
the chorus sings with cricket rife and
cattails swish the pestly sight.

pond life
sly life

water lilts ands shimmers bright
by the moon’s incessant light-
while the nighters whisper fright
whimpering with appetite.

pond life
cry life

mighty lies the jawing bite
stealing breath, airing tight in
lifting with the music’s smite-
echoes ring amidst the blight.

pond life
bye life


sighing quitter
in the night.
Kareen 12/08