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Dogs 2019

PORTENTS UNSEEN
(1/30/19)


I watch
the black cat
from my
window

only
a shadow
in the night
ambling slowly
across
the street

the dark
patch
pauses

then I see
the eyes
alight

a car
is coming

the feline
considers
the intruder
for a few
seconds

then continues
quickly
to nearest
yard

retreating
to the safety
of some
hedges

all
long before
the driver
could possibly see
this omen
of disaster

I wonder
if they are
just
as doomed

unknowingly
cursed

a tree
falling
in the woods

wondering
aloud
at their
bad luck

miles
down
the road