Heart Poacher

I’ll tell you the story
of the heart poacher,
a man with a hunger for hearts.
how he rides all day in a wagon
looking for one that’s ripe,
and when he picks it, he also washes it,
a sly, bandit raccoon
who takes his kill to the river.

Everyone knows the heart poacher.
how he does his work at night.
Few escape his pawing
because of the velvet in his dark brown eyes.
The next morning he’s gone with your heart.
You stuff your side with twigs
but they keep on falling out.


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About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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