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 long 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 a killer bird.
They were mangled beyond repair even by the most skilled vet.
Milo, my grandmother’s friend, was a Vietnam Vet
He got a job modeling edible underwear. Susie, grandma’s dog,
licked his underwear off. A little bird
swooped down from the sky and carried it away. Corky the cat
maimed the bird while hunting in the back year. Milo found it and put it in a box.
He nursed it back to health by feeding it seedy weed grass.