Clicked by Betsy Mars

for Loki

I marveled over the feet
that needed no shoes,
the rough pads
with fur sprung
like golden grass
between them, the click
of slick shiny nails
as we walked
in our brief togetherness.


Betsy Mars practices poetry, photography, pet maintenance, and occasionally acts as a publisher of anthologies, having founded Kingly Street Press in 2019. Her poetry has appeared in Sky Island, MacQueen’s Quinterly, and Sheila-Na-Gig among others. Photos have been featured in RATTLE, Spank the Carp, and Praxis. Betsy is the author of Alinea (Picture Show Press) and co-authored In the Muddle of the Night with Alan Walowitz (Arroyo Seco Press).

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