something?

escape

corner of your eye sees. things not there really.
apparitions don’t register twice. circle the block
looking through fence-openings. small white cat
squeezes into the space between. doubt and certainty
are all. even the mouse caught in the jaw ponders.

UPDATE 12:45 p.m. EST
been so long since i’ve attempted a poem … feel like poking at it some …

escape

corner of your eye sees. things not there really. twice
apparitions don’t register. circle block. look through
fence-openings. small white cat squeezes into space
between. doubt and certainty are all. warped boards
and splinters. caught in jaws, even mice ponder.

(A response to this.)

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5 thoughts on “something?

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  2. No rules! Fiddle & play!

    I love the seeing what’s not there (it’s a theme that fascinates me — looking at things obliquely), the white cat, the permeable fence, the mouse caught. the edginess of it, slightly sinister, but mostly evocative, probing.

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