pilling

Gird your loins, lads:
it’s time to pill the cat.

The October afternoon cooled and darkened
horses stirred restlessly in the paddock
worried about a storm moving over the bleak hills

Charlie, take three of the lads
and come in from the north
and may God bless you all;
I’ll bring the four MacKenzies
in from the top of the rise,
and  we’ll surround her
before the moon rises.

Cautiously we rode, hoping . . .

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Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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