A brief series of favorite poems and their histories, #10

Hi everyone,

Here’s #10 in the series of favorite poems. After this one I’ll post two more.

Appeared in the collection, NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T, Charlesbridge, 2016. The book was selected by National Council for Teachers of English as a Notable Book of Poems and by Society of Midland Authors as the best nonfiction children’s book of the year.

Dear Mr. Vole:

Find me,
If you can,
My sssskin
Deceivessss,
Helpssss me
Dissssappear
Among thesssse
leavessss.

Find me,
If you can,
On dappled
Sssstonessss,
Lounging by
Thissss pile of
Tiny
Bonessss.

Find me,
If you can,
Atop thissss
Ledge,
A broken
Sssstick,
A branch
Along thissss
Edge.

Find me,
If you can,
For if you
Don’t,
I’ll be here
Tomorrow . . .
You
Won’t.

Ssssincerely,
Mr. Copperhead

(c) 2016 David L. Harrison, all rights reserved
from NOW YOU SEE THEM, NOW YOU DON’T
reprinted by permission