I lay here apprehending the order of things
how the window enforces my view of peace
how the beams protect birds from the cat
how the light arrests every shape in their-


I lay here apprehending
tension is mounting
the cat and I, sweating and swearing
under our broken breaths
where he detected power I
could only see laws, nature’s-

paws up-

paws off-

I lay here within the order of things
how the squirrel ran away safely
how the fine glass maintained the protester in
how it prevented the cat from resting on
his stomach full with his view of peace

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