Coyote in the City

 

photo by George Gove

photo by George Gove

I am Coyote in the City

Tryin to adapt, to survive

I am a fish out of the water

Tryin to breathe, and to thrive.

 

And you think

I don’t belong in your world

But I’m your sister, your brother

Hunted down by your guards

Armed with guns, with sedation

That will close my golden eyes

 

You try to silence my howling

My prowling,

My seeking,

My gasping

Until I finally curl

Into a ball

And I die

(Refrain)

But the echo will remain

Hear my voice from the mountain

Hear my cry from the plain

And it echoes from the canyons

 

In the rivers,

In the rain

 

And you think

I don’t belong in your world

But I’ll stay just the same

I will breathe

I‘ll survive

I will sing

I will thrive

Be your sister

Your brother

Love you like no other

You won’t silence my howling

My prowling,

My seeking,

My gasping

The echo of my voice

Will remain

 

(Refrain)

And the echo will remain

Hear my voice from the mountain

Hear my cry from the plain

And it echoes from the canyons

In the rivers,

In the rain

3/26/2010 © Ginny Freeman

Copying permission to Geri Vistein