Football and English Majoring
aren’t so different.
Writing and sport at
the heart are about the kill.
The final paragraph
is a touchdown.
The spring training
like early term work,
and the drills are exams,
practice, rough draft
and research, the study
of other games, kept in
and then Victory,
followed by celebration,
followed by more hard work.
I can see where you
were coming from, Jack,
and I can see why you left.
There is a Black long haired cat.
Its name is chaos,
and it lives in my neighborhood,
and it meows back at me,
and I meow again and,
yesterday I imagined it was some historical
woman’s soul trapped and trying to
hide out from other soul-cats who wanted her.
Maybe it was Mary Queen of Scots.
Maybe Elizabeth is the orange tabby that hisses at her.
Histories jealousies and betrayals,
being re-enacted by neighborhood cats.
It would be perfect for the stage.
Andrew Lloyd Webber could compose.