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Feline Verdicts

Poem / Kalyani Bindu

Cats weigh virtuosities of trespassing humans,

against tiny blue-colored crimes

(mouthing words quietly with unrushed resolve),

measure nauticals of inhumanity traversed

in massively inconsiderate feline terms,

and conjure vacant moments,

vials of nihilism, sinkholes expanding

in ‘vacancy’ (like size) —

slight verdicts of a feline,

the royal nihilist, on trespassing humans.

Kalyani Bindu is a research assistant at the Indian Institute ...