March 25, 2023

Extract of Time

I live alone
Lulu cat strides the piano
sprick-spack sprick-sprack
One blue eye one green

My dreams have fled
I am content
laugh to myself
knowing the secrets truth kept
from desire

I fry two eggs in the iron skillet
butter bubbles the surface
dancing eggs balloon out
here and there
before becoming an omelet

At night wrapped in a patterned shawl
I rummage old letters with a Florentine eye
My lovers sweet cool
demanding unselfish

I hear a nuthatch
Woo-ee-ah Woo-ee-ah
all the day long

Death does not trouble
I hope he takes me
sitting at the window
staring at wild thyme