There is something out in the dark that wants to
Each time I think "this," it answers "that."
Answers hard, in the heart-grammar's strictness.
It I then say "that," it too is taken away.
Between certainty and the real, an ancient enmity.
When the cat waits in the path-hedge,
no cell of her body is not waiting.
This is how she is able to so completely disappear.
I would like to enter the silent portion as she does.
To live amid the great vanishing as a cat must live,
one shadow fully at ease inside another.
- Jane Hirshfield