Thursday, July 05, 2007

Poem #186 of 365

Watch the animals when they agitate,
sprint from one room to the next,
they prick up their ears and tails
when all is seemingly quiet and still.

When the birds twitter and fidget
from one bush to the next,
and seem to be chirping
in their screechiest voices,
i take it they are on high alert.

But when a cat jumps in front
of your car and it's stretched
full-length like a breathing
accordion mid-song, you
wonder if it wished to be
struck, seeking exit
through your headlights,

as you slam on the brakes
to save its life
or maybe your own.

copyright 2007 tammy melody gomez

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