The Maynard
Spring 2014

Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois


The sun peeking through
heavy overcast
is the eye of a wild animal

I can’t quite make it out
but I believe it’s a Florida Cougar
endangered but not endangered enough
still dangerous

It stalks the old and weak

It stalks me, helpless as a lame rabbit, leaning on my cane
paralyzed by swelter
my vision blurry

but my hearing is sound enough
to hear it
sneaking up on me

It doesn’t need to sneak
but that is His way
before He pounces

his eyes bright