A burnt tarnished light cascaded, spilling an orange blight over land and sea.
Two foxes met at a fork in the road; eyes burnished amber - mischief to manage.
Idle paws plotted; meddlesome minds planned, a robbery most inspired.
One fox ran ahead, the other, hidden by gorse.
The hunter spied the first fox laying limp. Keen for meat; rudely tossed the carcass into his backpack.
Firstly a brace of rabbits, then pigeon, flung out behind. The fox that followed, gathering greedily.
Skulking scheme complete: they ran.
But one fox betrayed the other into death.
Still - he ate his fill: momentarily.
D.M. over 3 years ago
'Like the alliteration of 'the fox that followed, gathering greedily.'