Pin It
Favorite

Looney Tune 

I’ve been gnawing this leg off
for years. You made
your trap, now lie in it.

You lie. He lies. She lies.
We lie. Half the double
beds in America will one day spring

shut with these steel teeth—
& kids get caught in the mangle.
Driven frantic, I worry my own

anklebone, while the hunter
draws his bead. Once
he chased me for sport, for my soft

pelt, his words like snares. Now
it’s murder. Around
and around the court we go,

ridiculous as Elmer Fudd
with his blunderbuss—I’ll get you,
you wascawy wabbit
—except

that Bugs had no bunnies.

Speaking of...

Pin It
Favorite

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Readers also liked…

  • Poem: Shadows

    A poem by Jessica Megan Dammers.
    • Jan 1, 2016
  • Poem: Suicide

    A poem by Will Nixon.
    • Feb 1, 2016

Hudson Valley Events

submit event

The Big Takeover

Wed., June 28, 12 p.m. — Jamaican reggae spiced with American soul....

Inside/Out Performance Series: Passion Fruit

Wed., June 28, 2:15 p.m. — Kicking off a week of hip-hop and street dance presentations, this all-female...

View all of today's events

Latest in Poetry

More by Barbara Louise Ungar

  • Giraffes

    A poem by Barbara Louise Ungar.
    • Mar 1, 2015
  • More »

Hudson Valley Tweets