Safety First

1The Deer don't dine
2  When a Wolf's about,
3And the Porcupine
4  Sticks his quill-points out.
5The Minks won't tell
6  Where they hide or sleep,
7And the Lynx looks well
8  Where he means to leap.
9The Mice lie snug
10  When the Hoot Owls flit,
11And the Lightning Bug
12  Keeps his tail-light lit.
Publication Notes: 
Guiterman, Arthur, Wildwood Fables (New York: E.P. Dutton & Company, 1927): 61.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire