doro and caruso
arrived on our deck
as though they lived there
forever
doro ( pet name for enrico caruso’s
wife)
was almost too timid.
caruso was louder
than reality
and he sang
‘O SOLE MIO’
when you looked his way.
each morning he
would hear the
opening of a cat food can
“mirror, mirror on the wall”
mezzo forte meow
“who’s the fairest
of them all “
forte meow
“caruso”
fortissimo
“caruso”
fortissisimo
“caruso”
and the kitchen bounced
with his belicose
boisterous
sound
doro cowered in the corner
until the noise stopped.
caruso was the main act.