Against Certainty…

fcb78296ed1737862906181500b5437bd57b63f0-1024x683Against Certainty (by Stanley Kunitz)

There is something out in the dark that wants to correct us. 
Each time I think “this,” it answers “that.” 
Answers hard, in the heart-grammar’s strictness. 

If I then say “that,” it too is taken away. 

Between certainty and the real, an ancient enmity. 
When the cat waits in the path-hedge, 
no cell of her body is not waiting. 
This is how she is able so completely to disappear. 

I would like to enter the silence portion as she does. 

To live amid the great vanishing as a cat must live, 
one shadow fully at ease inside another.

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