Untimely death! The dog knows it, the owl

predicts it; even the cat flaps an ear

in its sleep, but you


know nothing about it, laid there as if.

Did the crossword, picked a scab,

your teeth. WT


F: I surmise WT

deal is, why you

crapped out – like a bulb


in the toilet, like a whore

to your job, your


3 Responsesso far.

  1. Mark Prisco Mark Prisco says:

    don’t know Craven. i see she has a couple of ‘owl’ titles

  2. Mark Prisco Mark Prisco says:

    grazie mille. i think the opening phrase comes from king lear. i never bothered to check. there might be something of macbeth too – the intuition of beasts etc. saw my 1st owl two months ago – in the wild, in the flesh, btw.

  3. peterlebaige peterlebaige says:

    Love the hard ‘bite-down’ in this Marco & the flapping cat ear in sleep, the ‘predictive’ owl (reminding me the novel by Margaret Craven).

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