Chance

 Sunday Muse #151

Photo Prompt

 Ronald Ong

Fox,

he leaps

toward the mouse.

August or December

are just the same to him.

Success or hunger.

A mouse life

or a fox’s,

Mother Nature rolls her die

and picks that day’s winner.

 

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Comments

  1. Ha, cool to think of Mother Nature picking that day's winner.

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    1. It's the only fair way! I don't think she cheats.

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  2. I like your life or death roll of the die take on this prompt.

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  3. Success or hunger indeed. A wonderful and thought provoking poem for the image.

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    1. Thank you. It does make one think when we cheer prey escaping. That fox may have kits to feed, then we'd want the mouse to be caught.

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  4. Fascinating, unique take on the surreal image ~~

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    1. Well, thank you! That's the only way I could see it, although afterwards I see I was in the minority with my view.

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    1. I've never heard it put that way. Creepy to think of them of bone.

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  6. And sometimes comes up snake eyes...

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    1. Oh, but I only had her rolling ONE die! I actually had two and changed it for some reason. But, snake eyes could turn up for the mouse, if it runs into the wrong hole.

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  7. I enjoyed your succinct reality lesson. I wish our food chains weren't so mandated.

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    1. I was thinking how the fox can be friend or foe to a farmer. We always hear how they get into the hen houses, but they do eat a lot of vermin that gets into the hen houses too, as well as grain.

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  8. You takes your chances n
    Pays the consequences
    A nice fresh approach, Lisa.
    ..
    ..

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    1. Nothing else we can do but take the chances!

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  9. Love how you've interpreted the picture so beautifully. Also love Mother Nature's image in your poem.

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  10. So true...At times you're a hunter...at other times the prey

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    1. I expect it all balances out, or close to it.

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