NaPoWriMo 9 – The Fox

by krstaten

A red fox slinks across the lawn, his coat
a matted, fluffy mess, his body lean
and confident, with eyes that seem to gloat–

trots swiftly off the safety of the grass,
a bold, determined face and careless mien,
just as a rusted pick-up comes to pass–

the truck neglects to swerve, although it could,
the fox still never flinches at the scene–
it steels its stare and trots into the wood.


Boy today was tough. I am not used to writing in strict form! I’m still not sure how I feel about the last stanza. I feel like it’s skipping information for the sake of fitting form.

Today’s prompt at was to write a poem nine lines long, with a list of nine-line forms to try. I chose the Nocturna.

Today’s first recommendation is “And Then It Was Less Bleak Because We Said So” by Wendy Xu. I recommended it last year but it’s one of my all-time favorites that I keep going back to and I wanted to share it again.

And today’s recommendation of a fellow NaPoWriMo participant is this Day 9 poem by grapeling.

Happy NaPoWriMo-ing!