Thursday, 11 September 2014

Cat and Mouse

Cat and Mouse
by David Campbell

Her green eyes change to yellow. This

Is open season. In a glass maze

Lovers play a cat and mouse.

Good cat! He coaxes sparks from her fur.

Scalpel-fine claws

Furrow his forehead.

His tears drop like red pears.

She scratches the tree bole and purrs.

Her tongue rasps the wrong way.

He sorts through his mind like an attic.

Wherever?-A meadow mouse

Peers from her compact.

Take that thought away!