Tuesday, October 31, 2006

animal on the roof

the night outside
battering at the roof
I picture it as a thing
with a mouth
an angry animal
licking at the tiles
I see it with intent
though it can't have intent
surely it's just the night
and the wind
and the dark
that surrounds me
that fills my head
with those thoughts
as though some giant
had walked across the sky
to tear off my roof
and roar in my ear.

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