Barely Escaped by Ed Higgins

The cat is out of the bag
but she had to tear
the damn thing to shreds.

And is now sulking
behind the couch
cleaning her whiskers,

reflective. Intent
to determine if all
this were mere mishap

or that if bags, like life
itself, can sometimest
hwart you. Even when

you are only looking
for some innocent play
or a cozy place to sleep.

All Rights Reserved--2007-2024