- Vol. 09
- Chapter 01
Image by Frederick Cayley Robinson
Life in Quadrants
The life of quadrants obtains.
Substance and emptiness converse
Presence and absence alternate
Dutch daughter mixes and wonders
Danish dame doubles as maternal figure
And on the other side of the tiled divider
The house cat is inimitable in its floor views
While the domestic hound has yet even to show
Still able to remind all of the silence of the voices
Of the master and son replaced by bench with nob.
Upper. Lower. To one side. And the other.
Only shadows know to creep in and to recede.