A Hare in the Woods

A hare peeked out from the edge of the wood,

Just a hop, skip, and jump from the spot where I stood.

Her expression was cautious, her eyes opened wide.

I stood very still, crouched, and attempted to hide.

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Among harebells of blue, purple, and white,

The rabbit's nose twitched in the soft evening light.

The whippoorwills sang and the bullfrogs croaked.

Tiny fawns went to forage, quite unprovoked.

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The sun just kept sinking, under the ridge.

I knew I must leave, get over the bridge.

But I felt so peaceful, basked in the gloam,

And I thought to myself, I don't want to go home.

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Alternate Ending Stanza:

The sun just kept sinking, under the ridge,

Then out of such stillness, I was bitten by a midge!

I slapped my arm, frighting all in the gloam,

And I thought to myself, It's high time I went home.

The End

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