Sleeping is Waking

    a single pane of
    and moving, a kitten is
    an instrument of absence, glass
    grinding animal daylight to rest

    while the cat walks, a digest
    of carnivorous intention,
    guitar strings
    linger in a corner of the ceiling

    in perspectives asleep
    around the rim of noon, a cat's
    eating absence, wakes rest
    from its single pain.  Instruments play

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Colby Gillette is the author of the chapbook Without Repair (Called Back Books). His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Octopus, Omniverse, NOO Journal and Breakwater. He is a doctoral candidate in literature at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.