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TWO CHERITA

14 Mar


TWO CHERITA

the cat’s spot by the hearth, empty

leftover wanted posters curl
and darken in the flames

our old collie sniffs the spot,
turns to look me in the eye,
then gazes out the front window

* * *

finally, I can hear the forest silence

pounding pulse in my ears has subsided
and my breath now merely drifts before me

my vision widens from its darkened tunnel
and the trees sharpen in focus and then …
the snow-crunching footsteps begin


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Published in The Brink at Logan Pond (2nd Ed.). ISBN: 1-4116-3215-X. (Lulu Press, Morrisville, North Carolina. May 2005).

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