Mouth gapping and
Face tightening
My wife is laughing

Again at my words. they’re
Not intended for this
Response. It’s dark.

Streetlights on,
Darkness spilled around
Them.  A single dog

Barking rhythmically
A cat chiding it – no doubt
Navajo’s listen carefully

For each sound.  They
Don’t laugh at the
Stream or night.

9 Jan 05


Dave Barber

Yes, this was written 3 years ago!