Writer's Cramp Poem Due 9/26/20
This poem was written for "The Writer's Cramp" . Here is the prompt:
Write your story or poem about walking in the woods and seeing an animal that you've (or your character has) never seen before.
Nutria RodeoA nutria is a large mouse like rodent that can be found in Louisiana
Walking in the forest glen,
a sight soon met my eyes
I thought I was hallucinating
A rat as big as a dog
was there in front of me!
Something was amiss in these woods,
my feet told me to flee!
There was an air about this creature,
he wore a cowboy hat
he had a certain Cajun swagger
much larger than a cat
The giant rodent snorted
and looked me up and down,
as if to say, "what's up?" to me
I answered with my frown
Away from his bayou home,
the dapper nutria was lost
I pointed in the right direction
Friendship formed when our paths crossed