Good Night

See how

time moves,

slinking along

like some aging cat,

shoulders hunched

against the moon,

a silhouette of fur

and philosophy?

My dog barks at it,

wants to rip

its throat out.

“Settle down now, dingo.

We’ve all got

our job to do.

That’s a girl.

Go lie down.

It’s almost

time for bed.”


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Katherine Gotthardt

Katherine Gotthardt, M.Ed., writing concentration, has been writing, editing and teaching for more than twenty years. For the past ten years, she has earned a living through content development and marketing. Besides being published in dozens of journals, Katherine has authored six books: Poems from the Battlefield, Furbily-Furld Takes on the World, Approaching Felonias Park, Weaker Than Water, Bury Me Under a Lilac and Late April. She has been nominated twice for Poet Laureate of Prince William County, VA, received InsideNova's 2019 Best of Prince William award in the author category and is Editor in Chief of Prince William Living magazine. Katherine serves as president of Write by the Rails, the Prince William Chapter of the Virginia Writers Club.

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