It’s spring time
I’m abounding with joy
There’s a cute little bunny that drops by the garden each spring
He’s an elusive frisky little fella
Ears always at attention, pointed straight up to sky like soldier resolute to flight, not fight
At best I’ve managed only to stare longingly at “His Royal Cuteness”
Face pressed up against the window pane, I stare intently
In fear, that even a flutter of my eyelashes and he’ll bow out
This is the year
Armed and ready I am
I’ll not concede or give in on this relentless pursuit
This is the spring where he’ll surrender to the will of my intent
Suspending his whim of flight for a moment long enough for—
Aim . . .
Shoot . . .
The shot I’ve been pursuing in spring times past
My spring time bunny visitor
Forever captured, frozen for a moment-in-time, behind bars
Caveat: It’s not 99 words or less as Charli asked for this story challenge in 99 words prompt but I couldn’t resist resurrecting this piece from Spring 2021.