The way you talk to me
In short bursts I don’t understand

Long short Long short
Your yellow eyes catch
All the light in the room
Until all I see is you
Glow in the dark

The way you talk to me
Always in tones I don’t understand

But recognize food, water

Two syllables
Four feet
The whole world is full
Bugs to chase
Tall grass in your teeth
And the unknown street

Inside you are like a yeti
Talking, screaming
Settling down for nothing
But warmth
Finally your heartbeat evens
And you are left on the bed
In the dark.