• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 08


With symmetrical distribution
they were built-in rulers.
Gauging into space, displaying their measure
in rigid ruffles and preened restriction.

With curious navigation
she pushed her frame forwards,
sensed the air’s vibrations,
swished away the dust from their polished floor.

Past portraits and portrayals
upon an empty wall,
she grew larger than her shadow
and their suspended shadow.

Whilst they displayed vibrissae, she
was the cat’s whiskers.