the wolf is arrested
when the hand is bloody in the
mouth of the wolf
the sudden crack of the windshield
and deployment of airbags is
seen immediately after striking
a passing doe on the interstate
a man spray paints the date
in a bright orange along her naked body
she lays seductively waiting for some
lonesome trucker to pick her up
in the middle of the night
the kindergartener graduated
cum laude, remember?
the babies have a sensitivity toward
salty things, like bath water!
outside there is one small
rabbit. a teenager?
it knows it is raining when it is raining
the unsettling thing is when I wake
up I am not an insect.
despite my many eyes and erect proboscis
when the baker reads novels
while baking bread the baker falls asleep.
how the chickadee must stay
when the boy pulled the fish
from the pond each saw empty black eyes
pleading what am I to do now?
clouds formed out of the hallow troughs
of land in the distance
when the boy ripped the hook
from the fish each made an awful sound –
blood streaking down the shaking hand
in the open field the wild pheasant
swallowed the thunder