"With the certitude of a true believer, Vellya Paapen had assured the twins that there was no such thing in the world as a black cat. He said that there were only black, cat-shaped holes in the universe."
-- Arundhati Roy, The God of Small Things

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Under the Super Moon

Under the Super Moon

"All Dogs Go to Heaven #16 Moonlight Howl" 
by Shanti Marie, found at DailyPainters.com

Screech owls whinny
from the branches of the live oak
camouflaged in the ball moss
until they open their eyes

Shadows on the driveway
stretch into stray cats
slices of gray
scurrying into the gutter

A scampering across the roof
suggests the possum is awake
and the armadillo too
has left signs of his passing

The yellow dog glows
beneath the full moon’s power
while in the distance beyond the fence
the coyotes howl

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