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from the October 2005 issue

Long Ago

It has been years, many years,
since cats learned to look after
little girls.


If some bothersome spirit comes near,
the cats bristle, give a jump,
and the evil spirits are gone.


For the next poem in this sequence, click here.


All of the preceding poems in this sequence were originally published in Retoño salvaje, Editorial Praxis.

 

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