The blue sky is flat The courtyard leaves are still Bird calls and sirens are distant I wonder how last night existed when I was trapped in my ribcage spitting suspicions and leaking insecurities The echoes are making me uneasy and hesitant to move Crickets and construction The cat welcomes the sun turning her head to see if I share her sentiment I am only more alone in this absurdly clear daylight
Katherine FitzHywel is a PhD Candidate in Creative Writing at the University of Melbourne. She has a BA and Honours in Creative Writing from RMIT.
Her poetry has recently been published in Untethered Magazine and Interior Journal.
She lives in Naarm (Melbourne) and has been fortunate to spend a decade with Kroshka, a beautiful Burmese cat. Before that her companion was Ccino, an adventurous Tonkinese cat.