Accusatory Glance

I’m lodging in a family’s house and it has thus far been uneventful, when the landlord looks at me
And says:
‘Have you seen our cat? Our cat has gone … missing’
Brief moment,
6 seconds approx.

He looks at me
Exhibits the sceptical strain that I’ve seen so often in security guards, bosses, lovers …
Words invisibly typed in the space

Between us

That say:

‘Did you
Kill
Our
Cat?’