stab in the dark


if it’s high or low tonight

hover like a stone float like a lamplight


cat waits for his nook while i curse

dog moans cause she’s always got it
               so fucking much worse


coverlet bed let me down

muscles let me down

god another letdown

it’s better to break bone fast than slow i’ve found


from toe to

                          a needle-nestled ankle

               a tingle-flank knee

to shoulder again this misery


put the pillow in her place

cat waits

is this a curse


cat waits