The Sisters and The Fox

Written for: Sunday Muse #109


Scarlet roses interlaced swirls
of blonde hair, a contrast
to her pale, fair face. In plucking
her flowers, thorns pierced her fingers,
prickling them with beads of blood
and grime. Her snow-hued sister chose
white roses for her raven hair.
Though less thorny, they pinched
her sensitive skin. And so the sisters
sought solace in the red-furred fox,
stroking his thick coat, cuddling.
Long, sharp claws protruded
from his paws but the sisters knew
he would never harm them.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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26 Responses to The Sisters and The Fox

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    Aw, i especially love the ending.


  2. Carrie V. H. says:

    A sweet and poetic tale! Love this Sara!


  3. wyndolynne says:

    A warm and cozy rendering!


  4. fireblossom32 says:



  5. Vivian Zems says:

    Lovely! I love the protective message in those sharp claws.


  6. Helen Dehner says:

    Love the contrast between sisters, Sara … (think that might be a bear,LOL)


  7. Love the message and imagery. Very eloquent and beautifully expressed! We all need protection from those thorns hidden among the softest of petals! 💖


  8. Beverly Crawford says:

    How special to feel so protected by such a fierce friend. Good write.


  9. Susie Clevenger says:

    Beautiful…Yes, I love how the claws are protective.


  10. Beverly Crawford says:

    Happy they knew he wouldn’t hurt them!


  11. Jim says:

    Now all three new blood sisters. Our kids know this well, [‘m thinking you run into this practice in your area?
    A lovely poem, Sara. Thank you for the heads up. This has been a really nice prompt for us to write.



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