Your telltale footprints in the snow
let me know that you cruised my home
What did you think that you would find?
An opened door? A small pet for
I thought you were a shy wild dog
I thought you to be a wily beast,
But your predator yellow eyes
and whispered steps through the deep snow
Trickster. Kumokums. Nanabozho.
Maii’, funny, foolish, vain, fearsome,
It’s my guess you suspect that I
want to capture your photograph.
But when I do find you close by
your moves are quick and elusive,
Faster than grabbing my cam’ra
and then find you through the pinons
So your telltale footprints are all
I can photograph in the snow