As he do

blurry photo of a cat

For he will do
As he do do
And there’s no doing anything about it!


–“The Rum Tum Tugger” by T. S. Eliot


Once upon a time


Once upon a time you told me,

I remember in my bones,

That when the bad world had rolled me

Over on the scalding stones,

Shameless, lost, as the day I came

I should with my beggar’s cup

Howl down the wind and call your name

And you, you would raise me up.

— A letter to Marged Howard-Stepney by Dylan Thomas