Excerpted from Urban Asides

Daisy Fried


XV

Cats along windowsills. Bellies up to panes. This is the block where ladies in fabric woven chairs sit on the sidewalk, facing their houses. Ladies in housedresses. Ladies who loved to travel (sadly say, not anymore) in dresses from somewhere else maybe their husbands liked on them. Health gone, husbands too, hips maintain a ghost of sex. Ladies who keep small perfections on them. Hair. Earrings. Cats which are indoor cats.

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