All scut and scurry and grinding incisors,
the voracious rabbit lingered around the grassy fringes
of the invasive, petroleum byproduct parking lot
like a downy talisman.

Famed for its irrepressible appetites,
the fluffy-tailed buck fed and fed on verdant grass,
grew comfortable enough around people
to where it no longer startled easily.

The wee rabbit munched and munched
until it would abruptly dash off,
drawn by some incomprehensible internal logic
to some distant, unseen burrow.

May we all be so absorbed and mercurial.
May we all be so skittish and untrammeled.
May we all be so beholden to our hunger;
may we all be so bound and so free.