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Peter Makuck: Two Poems


Someone left last night
a cardboard box on our porch.
I open the flaps—
a bowl of milk, and two
black kittens with light blue eyes.


Mockingbirds converse
With a catchy song outside
My study window,
Maybe to prick my attention
And prompt this response at last.

Peter Makuck’s many books include Mandatory Evacuations (BOA, 2016).

Copyright 2020 Peter Makuck

3 comments on “Peter Makuck: Two Poems

  1. June Sylvester Saraceno
    May 21, 2020

    Tanka thanks.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Barbara Huntington
    May 21, 2020

    Thank you. What happened to the kittens? My mind has been all over the place with them.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. loranneke
    May 21, 2020

    Ah, I love those two poems! Seemingly simple, right? But it’s that seemingly! The art of of to write the short, impactful poem is something that fascinates me! I’m a fan of these.

    Liked by 1 person

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