rummaging in the exhaust
of tires interrogated,
brought to deflate
when the alibi of “dinner party”
failed to beckon
the nods of swaying jurors.
to find the ring
clanking down the garbage disposal
while Tim screamed, “Fuck,”
looking for a place to hide,
fork prongs bent between bluish teeth.
Cats No. 69 and 70 of the 500 Cats Project