A Sestina In Six Parts Plus An Envoy
How can I get Jack, the cat
into a box?
He needs to go to the vet.
He has been hunting a lot of wild birds
and now has a horrid case of worms
which explains why he vomits up log blades of grass.
He even eats more than does the dog.
Jack and Milo, the dog,
were children together. In their play, you would see a cat’s
head inside a dog’s mouth out in newly mowed grass.
Out of the womb Jack was out of the box
different. His other four siblings were eaten by killer bird.
They were mangled beyond repair, even by the most skilled vet.