The Fox – Martha Evans


Take a deadly fire burning,

A funeral pyre for prey,

Take two embers of amber eye.


Use Mother oak's old leaves,

A cloak from Autumn's carpet,

Use an auburn camouflage.


Add a chimneysweep's brush,

A twitching copper broom

Add an ever-moving tail


Mix in a sliver of silver,

 A natural knife,

Mix in four killers of claws.


Pour in a silent gait,

A muffled step,

Pour in a suspicious walk.


With all the elements,

Stir it all in,

And out comes the answer: