“In Defense of the Least Weasel” | Voices from the Prairie (2022)

world’s tiniest carnivore

eight inches long, two ounces.

you might think it’s cute


but razor teeth, scimitar claws.

the least weasel steals

the burrows of rats and moles

“In Defense of the Least Weasel: Poem & Scientific Note.” Voices from the Prairie: A Publication of Humanities Iowa (Fall/Winter 2022): 8-9. [link]