Today's poem is by George Bradley


Beast put to pasture does not feed
At ease, but battens to the fence,
Describing the circumference
Of opportunity and need;
Grazing best pushes to where
An eager tooth can only nibble,
Seeking beyond close-cropped stubble
Scents so sharp the nostrils flare.

Copyright © 2011 George Bradley All rights reserved
from A Few of Her Secrets
The Waywiser Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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