A Poem

Image result for sketch ratYesterday was World Poetry Day. “World Poetry Day was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the UNESCO session declaring the day says, to “give fresh recognition and impetus to national, regional and international poetry movements.” Sadly, I failed to post a poem. The day escaped me. Said escape inspires the poem I share here.

A Poem

Its whiskers scrape
the sewer grate,

fold before
the panic

that cranks
its heart.

Scratchy feet
scurry toward

the pipe,
the bleak cool

where shadow
swallows and liberates.

That tail thrashing
as a serpent.


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