The sea at Portovenere swells and moves in green shadows below wave crests and pales to shell-white where it breaks free of its orbits to collide with boats. Crests break off and the water moves faster than the wave-form. Along the dock the renegade water rocks a small boat, but the boat’s only occupant, a gray cat — tipped black on its ears and down its spine and tail — rides the water, too weak to leave the boat. A female cat — similar enough to the boat cat in color and head shape to be its sister — sits by my feet in the shadow of a bench on the carbonate promontory.
KeywordsWave Crest Head Shape Small Boat Ornamental Stone Ancient House
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