Hedgehog Feast

by Mary E. Lowd

March 12, 2021

Mangoes, strawberries, orange, and bell pepper
A veritable rainbow of fruit to share
But what is this?
All round and prickly?
Covered in spines so stickly?
Not a fruit
This funny dude
Is a guest
So be aware
And don’t you dare
Hog the treats
Until this hedgehog eats
Their share

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From the book:  Some Words Burn Brightly: An Illuminated Collection of Poetry

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