Krazy Kat's fur is black
like the bruised wing of a crow.
Firecat is red
like the speckled eye
of a peacock's feather.
Krazy Kat appeared first,
like Abel, in the world.
Firecat will arrive later,
the last one before the end.
Firecat and Krazy Kat share
the silky sand of his garden.
Krazy Kat slumbers in the shrubs
in the doomed darkness of dusk,
while Firecat doozes on the grate.
Another mediates the in-between;
Snowcat purrs under the red rushes
beyond the bed of purple irises.
Snowcat loves Krazy Kat and Firecat.
Snowcat exists in perpetual winter;
she is the queen of snow
that blows from ether.
Snowcat cannot purr; her throat
is blocked; the glottal stop
is wrecked. Instead, she listens
while Firecat and Krazy Kat sing
trending toward harmony.