Penelope Moffet is a Southern California writer who was one of the first residents at Alderworks Alaska in 2016. This poem was written there. In her regular life Penelope sees cats considerably more often than in quick flashes across meadows. Her home is ruled by two extraordinary felines, Emily and Raku. Penelope’s poems have been published in a number of literary magazines, and she is the author of It Isn’t That They Mean to Kill You, a chapbook published by Arroyo Seco Press in 2018. See more Penelope here and here.