Cat on the Wall

 

Zookeeper, listen: invisibility
     is a strange success
                                        & not mine.

 

de profundis
it sings /

                                                  de profundis
                                                  de profundis

 

The whet of galling &
               a fell
a gruesome & harrowing comport
                         is it not
               mine, it might be—

 

& of matins in moorland
& spike bent through the sluice

 

                                        Is it mine
                                        this body
     though the worm will have it

 
 
—Joseph Spece