Ode to Phoenix

Oh, look at the pretty rabbit
with the wiggly nose;
With the long, soft whiskers
and the long, sharp toes;
With the soft brown coat
that covers her skin;
With ears always listening
with a quaint silent grin.
She has a favorite resting place
on a blanket, cage or chair.
She likes to explore the room
and jump into the air.
She chews on cardboard, paper, laces;
hops across the floor.
She stops and curiously looks
then runs around some more.

Mary Ann Dornfeld, Lafayette, Colorado.