Jefferson Carter

After a hard day at the office
you play a game with the kids,
making them sit cross-legged
under a blanket while you use
toothpicks & super glue to stiffen
your face into a vulpine mask.
Imagine their surprise
when you claw a hole
in the blanket & stare down
at them, Anubis, jackal-headed
god of the underworld,
the dining room chandelier
blazing around his head.