Poetry – Against Certainty
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.
– Jane Hirschfield