Saturday, October 13, 2007

Unfinished work

The rat trembles on the lawn like a leaf.
Our cats have snapped its back. They look bored.

I pray for them to finish it
and drag it to a neighbour's garden.

Instead they piss off and leave the job to me.

Published, 2000, in ROPES (Review of Postgraduate Studies), Issue 8, NUI Galway. (ROPES does not have its own website).

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