Try To Be Smart

Stop trying to be clever,
  and try to be smart

The coyote said
  to the fox

The hunters are coming,
  the bounty’s been offered

Their traps are all baited
  and boxed

Stop trying to be clever,
  and try to be smart

The coyote to the fox
  said again

There’s a reason your fur
  is always in season

And mine, never coated
  —or skinned

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2015)
  ‘For My Grandchildren’
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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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