Hey there can’t we just a little look by placing my hand on the cat
I lower my chance of heart attack also, cuckoos lay eggs in the nests
of other birds —parasitic brooding— we’ll never know what
we don’t know cats purr between 20 and 140 hertz the right frequency
for bone growth I can’t explain why the crow raises the cuckoo
why I love you like the chipped mug I’ll never throw away (unless it leaks)
a doctor measures the translucency at the back of my unborn baby’s neck
then tells me how much and for whom I should worry when threatened
cuckoo chicks expel a foul liquid predators dislike Mother Crow,
were you relieved to find your babies alive and trembling in a viscous pool?
Listen, I have never been so relieved to see so little transparency
Read this and two more poems at The Offending Adam.