Posts Tagged ‘fantasy’

orange mice and yellow cats

February 17, 2017

orange mice and yellow cats
love poetry and wonder
and hide, outside, despite the risk
of lightning, rain, and thunder

they dance the floors of God’s good earth
beneath the stars on balance beams
furnished by their friend the moon
to spark their fancies, hopes, and dreams

and all the world remains to them
a mystery, enticing
a multi-flavored layer cake
of every type of icing

they can’t understand why some
would sacrifice what they might see
or hide, inside, within a box
to fit what others thought they’d be

i’m sad so few can see them
but gladder still, they caught your eye
for while we’re here, each glimpse of them
helps explain the reason why


this cat

May 4, 2016

all those little yellow fish
purple-eyed and puffing
sitting on the bathroom sink
have disappeared to nothing

it’s as if the kangaroo
had used his magic hat
to swallow up the scaly things
by conjuring this cat

this cat, it surely ate them
though none of us could see
none of us were witness
to monster it must be

strutting on the bathroom floor
as if the whole canary
were resting in its belly
on a saucer full of dairy

this cat, it marks the visions
of shamans dead and gone
whose fitful dreams pursue me
as does their hellish spawn

kangaroo! come quickly!
retrieve your demon beast!
for i am all that’s left…
upon which it can feast!

dear unicorn, please hear me,
down under fly my wish,
so i may yet avoid…
the fate that met those fish!