Poemdog

Dogs 2019

UNINTERPRETABLE PORTENT
(5/4/19)


I saw
the flash
of the headlights
in those unblinking
green
eyes

as I drove
over
the carcass
in the
dark

we all
know
that a black cat
crossing our paths
is not
a good sign

but as
I continue
on my way
to work
I wonder
what a
dead
black cat
might mean

perhaps
the feline's
demise
disarms
any curse

making
the animal
a blessing
for me
and mine

maybe
the bad luck
is only intensified
with death

a mega
malediction

in which
case
I am doomed

and as sit
at my desk
now

typing
about it
all

I look
around

under
the bright
fluorescent
lighting

in this
windowless
office

and
am still
not sure
which way
the omen
went