In Colorado, a woman’s father cages his body
over hers when the ground collapses underneath them.
ridged-bone ribcage. From the door-frame—
shadowed in an eave. She yowled once,
then yawned, licking one paw
how weakened rock may have played a role
in the father/daughter’s accident.
Recent heavy rains suffused the soil.
An overwhelmed cat, shocked by illness,
Her eyes will wince
Both A. and B.
The moral is twofold: Nature can be cruel–
call it instinct–and sometimes things just happen.
“Her eyes will wince
in hungry concentration.”
this is wonderful!
Powerful look at instinct and how we are put together.
in hungry concentration.
Powerful the way you pull the two together.