"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Sons of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding metaphors and journalism and art, for readers in 150 countries.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Two cats


Two cats fighting
for a smell lingering
on a piece
of smell
from a book bag
or a blanket
or discarded clothing
or mere territory
of the human whose odor
they can't ignore
Cute, amusing, but so
like us
Wanting to belong
to be valued
to be touched

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