Lucy's Jewel

  We've made it to 7 Months

lost one sofa

two shoes
a hallway of carpet shredded

gnaw marks on the dresser

 dinning chairs and end tables will be sanded away

"Added patina"  

I say

the rugs and

Larson's neck are constantly pulled at

the bedspreads

have seen brighter days

but not her amber eyes


She worships her sibling Larson

copies his everything except nerves


are stealth


a little tattered like the rugs

they come and go

but not our resolve

or love
she lives for every moment

nothing escapes her gaze

can't you see it in those eyes

those round jewels of ancient fossilized resin

sought after treasure
like the insects she devours
Lucy Monkey's