“Don’t feed the raccoons” (Neal Whitman)

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releasing that raccoon
trapped in our trash can
ingrate

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“Don’t feed the raccoons” (Lee’s Summit Journal)

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Poem by Neal Whitman (see poet biographies). Read more by this poet.

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  1. Robyn E. Kenealy

    I love the scene that pops into my head, thinking of that raccoon bursting out of the trash, there. Good one.

  2. Laurence Stacey

    I agree with Robyn! This poem is beautifully written Neal

  3. Neal Whitman

    Hope it is not too late for for my comment on your comments. Robyn: you GOT it. My image did indeed come from a dawn tee time at my local golf course. There was a rattling sound in a refuse barrel, and there inside was a raccoon circling his way, round ‘n round the bottom. I “tipped” him out and, boy, did this ingrate glare at me… as if it were I that put him in there for the night! Laurence: you are a kind man. Thank you for the encouragement.

    Amicus poeticae,
    Neal

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