Political Animals

Cackling uncontrollably,
a caucus of hyenas
strategizes,
condemning herd-folk
for slowness and stupidity.

Woo-hoo-hoo-ha-ha-ha

Laughing and loping,
they feast at others’ banquets.
Still restless, unsated,
they stalk someone’s mother.
Powerful jaws grab the foot,
wantonly ripping flesh,
mindlessly crushing bone.
Next, they prey upon a careless
youngster, skillfully separating her
from her companions.

Woo-hoo-hoo-ha-ha-ha

Returning home at daybreak,
they throw bones
to their children,
priding themselves
on their family values.

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About Judy Grigg Hansen
I write poetry and nonfiction, and I am passionate about the people, places, and wildflowers of Idaho and the Northwest.

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