I went to an auction

and bid on the mask
of the wolves
someone else won
because I was too busy
being sucked into the vortex
of wolf magic
to bring my eye contact
to the auctioneer


Can you smell it?

yellow lurks
waiting in the wings
I can smell it
a mouse in the woodwork
a mouse with long ragged teeth

More than I can bear

What if when the guys came
to pump the septic in the backyard
they were bears?
Black bears, very polite.
And then brown bears
came to collect the garbage.
Semi drivers are grizzlies–
don’t mess with them.


Noisy Nights

Swoosh! My black and white tails slices across the kitchen table

 Boop-boop-boop-clang! As the cup falls off the table


And he thump-thump-thumps to the kitchen

A silent whoosh to the ground and a tat-ta-tat-tat as I skitter off.