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.

 

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