Garden Thieves

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Garden Thieves

They come in the night
when I can’t see.
I know they do.
They leave clues for me:

Hyacinth crumbs,
ragged leaves.
Evidence of
garden thieves.

Small round droppings
give them away.
White-tailed deer
have come this way.

I wish I could see them
grazing in my yard.
Silent and wild,
visitors on guard.

© Elizabeth Steinglass, 2014, all rights reserved

4 replies
  1. dmayr
    dmayr says:

    Lovely, although I’m sorry about the hyacinths. I force hyacinth bulbs in the house all winter. The only wildlife I have to contend with is two spoiled cats.


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