A MOOSE ON THE LOOSE


A moose was on the loose in old Spokane --
Not an animal from a zoo,

No one could domesticate this one of God's creatures --
Far from its wetland habitat, too,

This was a cow of the species --
No palmate antlers were seen,

As I sat gazing out from my picture window
It hardly registered with my cognizance of the scene,

When my awestruck awareness materialized
I thought, "This somehow seems unreal,"

She had no calves to hinder her passing
And the neighbors' fine lawn her hooves did feel.

                                   by D. Edgar Murray 04/16/2000.