scared hare day


photo by lynn



summer’s last litter

rabbit’s heart patters fast beat

sudden departure!

12-14 weeks conceived



developing young one


photo by Lennart Nilsson

learns comfort of thumb

inside warm, watery world,

of safe and secret sanctuary


tiny ears tuned to listen

to thrum of momma’s heartbeat,

fetal heart swishes double-time

in syncopated love song


ineffable miracle of life,

daddy anticipates the birth

by considering unique name,

for precious persona.