poem #58



at dusk

I return the shadow of a cat

to the cat:

every mouse recognizing hyperbole,

sensing my predatory nature-

in conference deciding who will

place a bell on Kitty’s neck,

who will catch her cat-napping,

which one will roll away fear,

like a ball of unraveling yarn.

 – Michael D. Brown

Dr. Michael D. Brown is an American English professor teaching English in China at Nanjing Agricultural University. He is the author of eighteen books with numerous publishing credits, including peer reviewed journals. He is the winner of the New York State Senator’s Award for Poetry, and the literary reviewer for several US universities. Dr. Brown’s poems have appeared in Ygdrasil, Mad Swirl, The Tower Journal, and Commonline Journal.
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