Illustrated by: Gordy Wright
Published by: words & pictures/Quarto, 2019
Copyright © Marilyn Singer 2019

Wild in the Streets


Concrete, glass, tarmac, steel—

who’d imagine they’d appeal

to creatures that once lived

            in forests, caves, on prairies, rocks?

How did they land on city blocks,

under bridges, on rooftops

in playgrounds and drains

            (even in our houses, perhaps when it rains)?

What do they eat? Where do they sleep?

Who are these beings, beloved or reviled?

What wildlife can possibly flourish

            where life’s no longer wild?

Video Title: Coyotes
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Video Title: Pigeons