Mika in a Fog
Wise little raccoon, surprised
to find twist ties and cotton batting
in her pockets because, did we go out today?
Raccoon and her tuxedo cat in her den,
up a tree, out on a limb. No money,
no nuts. And acorns all around.
Something. What animal is it? An empty
bushel gourd. What vegetable is it?
DVD’s from the thrift store. What time
is it? No mail today, didn’t check but
surely not. Did the short legged dogs
up the road bark? Well, there’s your
proof. Something needs saying.
Not now because laundry or possibly
a walk in the fog. Tea. Raccoon starts
with tea and a serious investigation
of the contents of her pockets.