Vinni Marie D'Ambrosio, Ph.D.


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by Vinni Marie D'Ambrosio, in Light

Mosca the Cat Meets a Dragon



A snakey pile of leaves, like an old sleeping

dragon, rusty, papery, snorting in its windy

Manchurian dream, my cat boxing with its leafy




makes her backbone bowed!

then she's a sprung fur arrow hammering

at the Blankinships' flapping ailanthus


till high in the sun's sawdust

nailing her cat-hug

she acts the anonymous

Ionic capital.


At a bay window, the pane seamless,

I somehow bond with her,


she harbors so hard,


her eyes brass screws

in the wrinkling jungle,


all those stalks cross-hatching,


all those leaves


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