What’s my age again?

I do not mean to complain.
They say it is my fault.
Nobody tells me anything.
Tell me how old I am.

The deepest demarcation
can slowly spread and sink
like any blurred tattoo.
I do not know my age.”

- Elizabeth Bishop, “The Mountain” (excerpt)

The first shot in They. A shadowy tree in a thicket of greenery. A cat sits to the right on a broken branch or tree trunk.

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