Tap Water


Tap Water


 

Cool drink of water
from the kitchen sink
at midnight, faucet
turned as the rain
comes down—
through the window
car lights reveal
the latest wild cat
running from under
the porch. It’s been
so dry for so long
and now this—
another drink,
replacing of glass,
closing of cabinet,
then back to bed
as the fish tank hums
and rats bow their heads.


Matt Dennison

About

Matt Dennison’s work has appeared in Rattle, Bayou Magazine, edivider, Natural Bridge, The Spoon, River Poetry Review and Cider Press Review, among others. He has also made short films with Michael Dickes, Swoon, and Marie Craven.