We love our cat for her self regard is assiduous and bland, for she sits in the small patch of sun on our rug and licks her claws from all angles and it is far superior to "balanced reporting" though, of course, it is also the very same thing.
"Thing," from Next Life, © 2007 by Rae Armantrout, published by Wesleyan University Press. Used by permission of Wesleyan University Press.
Rae Armantrout was born in Vallejo, California, in 1947, and was part of the first generation of Language poets on the West Coast. She is the author of Partly: New and Selected Poems, 2001–2015 (Wesleyan University Press, 2016); Itself (Wesleyan University Press, 2015).
Date Published: 2007-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/thing