Sunday, July 29, 2018

Frozen


I saw the black cat
                          running
between us
                   before us
behind
the hair on my neck
                               quivered
as I recalled Sianna
                            the Siamese
that bit
               and snapped
at the red sweater
                           she wore
I screamed silent
                    shrieks of resentment
between females
                   a mother and a wife
paralyzed
                   between
as the black cat
nuzzled along my ankle
                  and Sianna bristled
along my spine.
                                                                  (1983)

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