by Don Kingfisher Campbell

lying on her side
like she was sleeping

golden brown fur still
absorbing morning sunlight

so intact so peaceful
cars drive around the feline

we continue on asphalt
in our metal machines

swerve away from each other
on the concrete river

off the offramp
a billboard reminds me

to VIVE HOY con Pepsi
in the midst of construction

Don Kingfisher Campbell is currently studying for an MFA in Poetry at
Antioch University, Los Angeles. Mr. Campbell has taught Creative Writing
for 27 years in the Occidental College Upward Bound program and has been a
Guest Teacher even longer for the Los Angeles Unified School District.
Kingfisher is the host of Saturday Afternoon Poetry in Pasadena, editor of
the San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, and founder of POETRYpeople youth
writing workshops. Don has recently been awarded a commission by the city
of Pasadena to compose a poem for the City Speaks art exhibit and also won
first place in the 2011 Whittier Poetry Contest.