The Cats of Cohoes
The man who drove down from Alaska
to start his daughter at the polytechnic
stays, takes 2 cats.
Our landlords have 4 indoor,
3 outdoor and shifting population
of fostered cats.
Given the low low rents
and the Cerniak’s relentlessness
most tenants acquiesce to 1 cat
at least. A starter cat.
come with cat.
These June nights, a teenaged girl
screams her orgasms
from the hedge. A cat
in heat Bonnie (3 cats) says,
says she fucks for twenties.
Connie (4 cats)
says All that shit and fizzle she’ll be
knocked up soon enough.
Two months here I (1 cat,
new) finally see the white skunk
nosing for grubs by moonlight,
a skunk who likes the cats
of Cohoes, Helen (allergic) tells me,
a skunk who sprays only drunks
and teenaged girls