Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Up all night

I tried to take a picture of Bear at the back window, but he caught on and sauntered away.


Elbows on the windowsill
at dawn
he’s looking for the fairies
who shimmer on the lawn
you can see
in his half-human eyes
that he sees them

and you gaze until
the floaters tremble
a lash falls and you think it’s
a star
but you can’t quite summon
what he sees

He murmurs
his haunches tense
he is an animal
he wants to hunt down magic
play with it
swallow it whole

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