When I Say I Love All Animals I Mean From Inside

   drinks from
           furry pond
               beside the catmansion

and I am ashamed–

       little vestibule of living
             as are we all this
                   needy, then,
                 these walls
                      the fringe
                            what we say is
                                     we shoo away


(originally published in The Headlight Review, Spring 2020)

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