Why do we return
the sounds
of other creatures:
hoot back to an owl, yip
with the coyotes;
as though they ask
for our vote, and we
without knowing
what we’ve said?
If an owl calls,
does our imitation offend,
or is our worth measured by
our equivalence in mice?

John Hicks is an emerging poet who has been published or accepted for publication by I-70 Review, First Literary Review – East, Glint Literary Journal, Midnight Circus, Sky Island Journal, and others. In 2016 he completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska Omaha.

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