Lady Grey’s Leap

by Tina Kane

Kristin Headlam  "Bound"

Image: Bound by Kristin Headlam



Lady Grey sights

a dish of milk—


dark blue china high

on a yellow shelf—


gathers herself regal

in perfect concentration:


elegant, silent, still—

her yellow eyes half closed—


she gauges the gradient,

leaves the ground, as if leaving


earth, gravity, even time,

flying slow motion


to a perfect landing,

blue dish placed before white paws.