August Night

the scent of clean laundry
from someone’s dryer
bored teenagers
walk the alley
cat pounces on a mouse
the death cry
a whisper on the breeze

~ Laura Dennis

I live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I have been published at, and in the anthology Home and Away from House of Blue Skies. A poem recently appeared in Four and Twenty. I also have a self-published chapbook entitled Wheels on the Bus.

One Response to “August Night”

  1. This “August” brings both night and day– stark, terrifying; yet because of its precision, hopeful as well. A very powerful, memorable voice.

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