Friday, November 2, 2012

new from above/ground press: Cat., a poem by Mark Cochrane

Mark Cochrane

In the garden, haunches down
like a library lion, Enid
the grown kitten
gently parts
with paw, with claw,
the feathers
on some rare, yellow-breasted
chat, exposing a belly
she tears open
with needle teeth &
                   deliberation.  And standing
at his French doors
Felix is aroused
to a horror.  Loving
birds as he does—

published in Ottawa by above/ground press
November 2012
a/g subscribers receive a complimentary copy

Mark Cochrane lives in Vancouver, practises law, and teaches in the English Department at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He wrote Change Room (Talonbooks 2000) a long time ago and “Cat.” not long after that.

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