Puzzled


by Lynn White White

I’m puzzled.

You can see it in my face, can’t you?

When I was a child, black cats were lucky,

especially if they could be persuaded to

cross your path.

Now they’re unlucky.

No one wants them.

You can see why I’m puzzled, can’t you

as I ponder what happened to bring about

this change.

Did they, ever catlike, decide not to co-operate

with the path crossing business

and turn tail to scarper 

in the opposite direction?

Or maybe stand their ground

and snarl 

and spit 

and bare their teeth

like demons.

Perhaps that was it.

Then there’s the raven.

Can it really call ‘nevermore’.

I have heard many a raven call,

but never a

nevermore.

So again, I’m puzzled. 

You can see it in my face, can’t you?

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Writers Bio

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. Her poem 'A Rose For Gaza' was shortlisted for the Theatre Cloud 'War Poetry for Today' competition 2014. This and many other poems, have been widely published, in recent anthologies such as - ‘Alice In Wonderland’ by Silver Birch Press, ‘The Border Crossed Us’ from Vagabond Press and ‘Selfhood’ from Trancendence Zero - and journals such as Apogee, Firewords Quarterly, Guide To Kulchur, Indie Soleil, Midnight Circus and Snapdragon as well as many other online and print publications.

 

Find Lynn at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lynn-White-Poetry/1603675983213077?fref=ts and lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com

 


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by Agnes Clarke

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