Donna Kirstein is a poet, writer and creative professional who currently lives by the seaside in the UK. Donna’s debut poetry collection Borderlands was published by Liquorice Fish Books in 2017, and her award-winning poems and short stories have been published in several anthologies internationally. Her website can be found at:
In the wild
We spot them, in the wild
or out of it to be exact,
a remnant of nature exiled.
Ignoring us, they pause to sniff the air:
two wary foxes. Behind them
graffiti green creeps across a concrete wall
uncultivated ivy sprawls
from the surface cracks
in the parking lot.
It is a rough unreasoned night:
primitive trolleys roll without restraint
standing guard against the streetlights.
We are interlopers. We freeze in the shadows.
Waiting for them to move on: to free us.