I Have No Interest In Shooting Raccoons, poetry by Louis Dorwaldt at Spillwords.com
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I Have No Interest In Shooting Raccoons

I Have No Interest In Shooting Raccoons

written by: Louis Dorwaldt

 

Walking in the woods
I have no interest in shooting raccoons;
Dark places do not frighten,
Moonlight, shadowy
Soul-places.

An indolence of age
Luxuriating in the wonder of wandering
In the wildwood
With thoughts of comrades I venerate:
Four nights each side of the full moon.

I do not carry a firearm
Neither handgun or long-gun
For I have reason to know
Guns never made me safer
Nor those around me less menaced.

I have no interest in shooting raccoons
As they wander along the wooded-ways
Easily in comfort
With a soul-scared veteran
Four days each side of the full moon

Louis Dorwaldt

Louis Dorwaldt

A seventy-seven year old who survived the war, the turmoil of the late 1960s, early 1970s, and who taught mathematics for the Community College of Vermont for many years and is now retired with his wife in the middle of Wisconsin's dairy country.
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