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 





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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