not now / now is a not good time /

crows rake skies / see all see

nothing / see light fall /

lamps blink open / do not look /

/ stop trying to ask / stop /

asking one last question

everyone knows

what is needed has never been needed

so desperately

/ don’t chatter scream whimper sneer

don’t forget and follow easily / don’t lead

/one at a time / all in a line /

quickly / don’t come home

the dogs in their houses are chewing bones / your

hiding places are gone

your hiding places are