Foxes

Updated: Jan 8, 2021


 

Foxes

Foxes Foxes

so toxic, toxic

armed with measured brute and sweet moxy

hiding in pretty little boxes


Vines vines.

so fine, fine

link for spirit and body-of-mine

black, white and curly heav’nly lines


Food food

so crude, crude

tasked with thought, will and heart-mood

foxes eat vines because they could--could


Heart Heart

so smart, smart

friend of whim; toxic, fine, crude darts

from hidden dark foxes in a World-cart


Toxic foxes hide, eat fine vines

disguised as crude food for the smart heart

Toxic foxes hide in pretty lil’ boxes-

paper, plastic, metal, sarcastic,


imaginary, simple, terrible, ripples-

disguised as inhabitants of our world-cart

hide in obvious and secret places

shoot terrible, heĺlish darts


That’s just how toxic foxes are

 

©2020 by Ayo Okikiolu.

 

Context:

This poem is about the sort of toxic things, deeds, and people that can poison our hearts and soul.

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