A Woman With No Cat
A woman with no cat has a hand-
bound book. Her friend made it.
Page 1, Line 1: a recipe note.
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She wears country-people shoes,
flat as sand, knotted at her thin ankles.
If she had a cat, it would wear a bell.
She loves birds. Pigeons aren’t birds.
She makes rye bread every Tuesday,
push and pulled on a wooden board.
Fridays she bakes a cake, and if she
had a cat, it’d lick sugar off the floor.