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


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.