North, south

The mouse left droppings at the top of an open sack of flour while we lay transfixed by the foghorn’s [deep inhalation/sustained exhalation] over the sailboats bobbing in the bay.

Jet engines soar overhead, winking a cosmic descent into the angel’s dry mouth. In the unabated heat, crickets and cockroaches [mate/suffocate] between the bricks while the old bones of the place moan and sway.  

We’ll eat you someday
Someday, we say.

Niree Noel
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