After they passed I climbed
out of my hole and sat
in the sun again. Loose rocks
all around make it safe — I can
hear anyone moving. It often
troubles me to think how others
dare live where stealth is possible,
and how they can feel safe, considering
all the narrow places,
without whiskers.
Anyway, those climbers were a puzzle —
above where I live nothing lives.
And they never came down. There is no
other way. The way it is,
they crawl far before they die.
I make my hole the deepest one
this high on the mountainside.