Lines Written After Encountering a Cat in My House, #1

Lines Written After Encountering a Cat in My House, #1

 

The darkness of a cat sliding past me on its way
up the stairs as I descend can seem symbolic

of a missed opportunity or something passing by
I should have paid more attention to on my way

to put out the trash but in reality I still got the trash
put out and a cat passing by in the dark on the stairs

is never an opportunity even in this ankle deep silence

5 thoughts on “Lines Written After Encountering a Cat in My House, #1

  1. monochromejunkie

    Your poems are like quicksand! Soft, subtle, and then before you know it- BAM. Sucker punch to the face. Hence, “ankle deep silence”. I’m trying really hard for that cat to be a metaphor but it won’t let me. (No fair. 🙂 Your poems have a really solid voice.

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