by Karen Head
The young possum foraging
outside my office window
seems unconcerned by my presence—
after all, I’m the one who’s trapped.
I snack on almonds, watch
it nibble whatever it can find,
and though I am inclined to share,
I know that opening the window
will change the world.
Karen Head lives in Georgia, and possums seem to live all over America. Head’s most recent book is Lost on Purpose, published by Iris Press in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.