The baby coon scoots across a pebbled path
the tremble of its body but a blur
and small enough to fit into my hand.
With dampened eyes
I keep my distance,
hope the mother finds it
before a hungry gator snaps.
Both pictures were taken by my husband
outside his office (which is by the river).
The baby raccoon on Monday and the baby alligator a few months ago.
Prompt inspiration: 3WW- dampen, keep, tremble