Bruce Bennett


When in Doubt

The Flying Wallendas could fly.
Then one of them missed, and Bye Bye.
The best plan I’ve found
Is stick to the ground
Whenever the risks are too high.


“How a See-Through Frog Hides Its Red Blood From Predators”
The New York Times

O, to be transparent!
A see-through frog, like glass,
that hides, because it daren’t
be seen by what may pass

Above it or behind it,
can thrive, immune to fear.
No enemy can find it.
It’s safe while being clear.

The Elephant Speaks Up

They talk around me, not about me.
Yet nothing said makes sense without me.

Bruce Bennett is the author of numerous collections of poetry and poetry chapbooks. His poetry website is