Night fell on two poets.
They shared a burger cut in half.
Tennessee shooed away all its cats.
The mouse union dominated volunteer state politics.
The poets gained no superpowers from their repast.
The burger left only ketchup stains behind.
The expelled cats invaded Kentucky
and cleared low income housing of mice.
Poets moving into a neighborhood
did not cause property values to drop measurably.
The expelled cats that invaded the deep south
gathered for weekly meetings in used book shops.
All the poetry professors at the state university protested
that their combined salary was not worth one football coach.
University of Tennessee fired its football coach
so the state could afford the inflated price of replacement cats.
Dawn broke on two poets.
They shared tea and a bagel cut in half.