Thursday, January 03, 2008


We are nocturnal
and shaggy buddies,
this pet hamster and I;
tonight his perky companionship
only annoys the heck out of me.
I yawningly glare
at him with my tired
squinting eyes
as we continue
through the night
scurrying and foraging,
he for seeds to sustain
his wheel-running,
me for words to sustain
a poem. Searching
each corner again and again,
distraction wins;
another plane drones unseen
over my roof and I am left
gnawing on my foot.

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