Kaitlyn Spees


The Fox Responsible

“‘Aggressive’ fox captured on Capitol Hill… after multiple reports
that one attacked or bit people, including a congressman.”

Roll Call

For safety’s sake do not approach the fox
seen canvassing the Capitol this week.
No one enjoys their course of rabies shots.
So, please, for safety don’t engage the fox
or, when it proves aggressive, don’t be shocked
and think your bite is proof the world’s just bleak.
For safety’s sake avoid the rabid Fox
made manifest and euthanized this week.

Kaitlyn Spees is a Bay Area poet, a technician in a genetics lab, and an enthusiastic (if inexperienced) ultrarunner. Her work has appeared in Rattle magazine’s Poets Respond, The Herd literary newsletter, One Art, Light’s Poems of the Week, and Aethlon.