Thomas Doty – Storyteller

Coyote & Friends

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Coyote
by William Stafford

My left hind-
foot
          steps
in the track of my right
fore-
          foot
and my hind-right
foot
          steps
in the track of my
fore-left
          foot
and so on, for miles --

Me paying no attention, while
my nose rides along letting
the full report, the
whole blast of the countryside
come along toward me
on rollers of scent, and --

I come home with a chicken or
a rabbit and sit up
singing all night with my friends.
It's baroque, my life, and
I tell it on the mountain.

I wouldn't trade it for yours.