Of course, I put bits of pungent food out-
way out in the yard away from the house-
but it remained untouched except by ants and flies.
And yes, I kept at it,
nightly watching the waves of dark
roll and lap,
glimpsing a form denser, apart-
My imagination grew strong waiting.
I cast it like a fine net into the shadows,
suddenly wondering as it sank from view if
I was outside or within its lace.