The Rabbit Nest

Earlier this summer, we found a rabbit nest in our back yard. The baby rabbits survived until old enough to leave their nest, but one was lost to a hawk within days of emergence.

I had been mesmerized by the rabbits’ secret nest, and I mourned the lost baby with helpless tears. I mourned, even though I understand and accept the necessary balance between rabbits and hawks, the fierce and inescapable truth that binds life to life.

One thought on “The Rabbit Nest

  1. monica devine September 12, 2011 / 12:40 PM

    The circle of life, of which we are a part. Maybe we cry because it reminds us of the inevitability of our own passing. Enjoy your poems…

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