The feline fiend curls like firm knuckles around a coffee mug – gripping warmth
She reaches fingers and toes akimbo for some tenterhook treasures
These bones and sinews like taffy on a rack
Turning, stretch, turning, curling like the Mississippi river cuddles the banks
And moves and moves
rowing nearer to the corners and drifting round, round
Seafoam laps at land.
The cat, the cat. Rear paws reach back while front feet crawl forward
And the spine dips in a U.
The cat rolls.
Cat nestles into a couch arm, you crevice-filler, you
The cat cow motion begins. And the human drawbridge reaches toward ground until that split
Belly taut, a single arch that takes on such altitude that it leaps apart.
suspended in broken balanced wholeness-
gone foundation stone holds the bowels of a ship.
Bifurcate a being into two
Or maybe or maybe I’d say
The wringing of a rag.the dipping of a sewing machine needle
The trajectory of an upward throw
And return to terra firma.