the cat is dead

cat in a box,

you don’t know if the creature’s alive
until the flaps are caught between
pulling hands
and you won’t know
either calm or fraught.

are we killers, caretakers
or scientists to a fault?

these questions
and their corners
playing coroner to my courtships with self
absorption,
superiority,
the cat itself,
most moral majorities;

sorry
not sorry,

the cat is dead.

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