THE CAT OF KNOWLEDGE · GLORIA MONAGHAN
12×18, printed on 100% recycled linen paper.
Signed limited edition of 10.
Set in Mrs. Eaves.
Archive-quality glassine envelope included.
Like a cat on the windowsill,
I regret nothing.
The kitchen sink broke first
lime scent on the careful corner of the bed sheet.
The tulip tree opened to the heat of the noon sun,
small green cups, held the yellow heart.
I regret not fixing things earlier.
The last bird was a cardinal. Male.
Why was he talking to the sparrow?
What could they have in common anyway.
The fine, lean cardinal the dull small sparrow.
But the cardinal, he stayed.
All of this is lost on me.
He even followed the sparrow
to the edge of the curb.
About the Author
Gloria Monaghan is a Professor of Humanities at Wentworth Institute in Boston. She has published three books of poetry, Flawed (Finishing Line Press, 2011, nominated for the Massachusetts Book Award), The Garden (Flutter Press 2015), and False Spring(Adelaide Press, March, 2019). Her forth book Hydrangea (Kelsay Press) is forthcoming in 2020. Her poems have appeared in Alexandria Quarterly, 2River, Adelaide, Aurorean, Chiron, Nixes Mate, First Literary Review East, among others. In 2018 her poem, “Into Grace” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize and won the 2018 Literary Award Contest at Adelaide Press.