You Should Have Known

From And Don’t Come Back, 2021.

You Should Have Known

The voice of the owl crowding behind
your night-blind eyes bring you up through the dark
stumbling across the open field
your back to the full moon you came out to see
now gone behind a cloud and laughing with the owl.
You scurry. Night is not your home.


4 thoughts on “You Should Have Known

  1. I like the mysterious, magical atmosphere in this poem. I once had an owl swoop down right over my head when I was walking in the pitch dark. Your poem made me think of that moment of shock and wonder.

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