Tuesday, August 05, 2008

A Cat/A Future by Kay Ryan, Poet Laureate

A cat can draw
the blinds
behind her eyes
whenever she
decides. Nothing
alters in the stare
itself but she's
not there. Likewise
a future can occlude:
still sitting there,
doing nothing rude.

From _Elephant Rocks_, 1997.

1 comment:

Maggie May said...

yes, exactly. i wrote a poem in this line called 'may tessaract'