I have been to the place
where you sleep.
I have seen you at rest
in that land. Your bed
a bower amongst the briars.
And I long to lay my simple pallet
beside you and dream your
sweet dreams, breathe your peace.
Invisibility drives the chameleon’s change,
not the need to impress or entertain,
not the need of change for change’s sake.
Invisibility prevents being eaten.
After a restless night
wandering the dark house,
lonely in my wakefulness, I arrive,
shivering in my night clothes,
at the dawn of never.
The Best Defense
Confidence is the best defense
when confronted by a snarling dog.
The maddest beast will respect
a command to sit, to down
if it issues from a tongue that’s sure,
a back that’s straight and an eye
that finds it’s mark and holds it.