Owl Andeh

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The owl in the dark, sits,
watches, waits,
Ruffles feathers for the cold.
Notices the prey, the field mouse,
a while away in the grass.
and swoops down.
Plays tag, teases,
hide + go seek,
Cat + mouse, no,
owl + mouse.
The owl smiles inwardly at the plan:
Make the mouse curious
The owl rests and thinks on the barntop.

The full moon watches

Engela Potgieter (Jeffreys Bay poet)

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