Move on, we must.
In boxes and bins,
I carry my proxy love
to the Stow-Away garage.
the smirking cat has his wild bones on,
drawing a bead on a tattered squirrel
that curves down a dead-bowed limb.
In the lush bush,
there’s something that laughs.
in a frightful dream it lolls,
fetching cheshire smiles.
the blue man says,
and we must.
But, there is no donkey tail to pin.
I’m blind, as i finger the braille
on this pincushion map.
Art work by Theophile Steinlen – Chat au Claire de Lune (from Pinterest)
Lee Dunn has been writing since the age of 18, but found that work got in the way for the ensuing 48 years. In his home town of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, he reveled in his independence at an early age, and spent as much time as he could exploring the city’s Arts scene. He was introduced to poetry and prose by the works of two literary giants, namely J.R.R. Tolkien and J.W. Lennon and thence fell in love with the written word. His work includes poetry, short fiction, and personal essays, and ranges in theme from the surreal to the horrific, nostalgic, and themes on the human condition. He has been published on Spillwords.com, The Dark Poets Club, Journal of Undiscovered Poets, Crepe & Penn Literary magazine, and the Shelburne Free Press.