owl

I saw an owl tonight.
I saw my first owl tonight.
he was sitting high on the phone pole.
my wife shined a light upon him.
he didn’t move.
he just sat there
illuminated,
his eyes shining back.

my first owl.
my San Pedro owl.

then the phone rang.

we went inside.
it was somebody who wanted to
talk.
then they were finished.

we went outside and the owl
was gone.

damn the lonely idiotic people

I may never see an owl
again.