The Calico Cat

by David P. Gontar (September 2016)

 

                                                             the calico cat

                                               came back

                                                   to the place

                                                     where they ripped the hedges up

                                                   the calico cat came back

                                               and gave a frown

                                                 it bore eight kittens there

                                               where the parking lot is black and bare

                                                  and the sun stares down

                                               as the calico cat

                                                  paws at the dust so brown 

 

 

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David P. Gontar's latest book is Unreading Shakespeare. He is also the author of Hamlet Made Simple and Other Essays, New English Review Press, 2013.

 

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