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"tanka for the stray cats outside my window" by Jack Apollo Hartley

porchlight-lit lovers,

they spoon tabby over white—

dream their own warm home.

let the sun burn out, freeze black,

so as not to interrupt.




Jack Apollo Hartley (@jackpollyharts) is a trans bi poet who wrote this with a teeny little tear in his eye because oh my god, those poor cats, oh no, jeez, and it's about to be winter, too.

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