NaPoWriMo 2018 Two Sylvias Press April 16, 2018

This prompt is to write a poem where animals are doing something they shouldn’t.  A no-brainer here since last night on the CTV news (April 20) there was a story….


All Points Bulletin in Nanaimo

Last night in Nanaimo, a break-and-enter.
Inside the house a woman, armed with
nothing but an ice scraper, peered out, but
saw nothing, heard only the sounds of danger:
someone breaking in.

She shook as she dialed her neighbour’s number,
hollered for help. Waited for the police.
When the RCMP arrived, she sighed with relief.
The Mounties always get their man.

At the usual command about hands in the air
the perp turned around, gave quite a stare,
and slow but sure the tiny paws rose.
Nanaimo Norm, the most Canadian of perps,
a roly-poly beaver, turned tail and waddled off.

I don’t believe there’s a warrant out, but
he might want to hide out; he knows what
Canucks do with BeaverTails


Carol A. Stephen
April 16, 2018


Based on an April 20 2018 CTV news story.

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