Off my face! You’re the life principle,
more or less, so get going
on a little optimism around here.
- A Little Language
I know a little language of my cat, though Dante says
that animals have no need of speech and Nature
abhors the superfluous. My cat is fluent.
- The Cats Will Know
You will smile alone.
The cats will know.
- The cat’s song
You feed me, I try to feed you, we are friends,
says the cat, although I am more equal than you.
- Cat, Failing
cowed, denatured, ceasing to be
anything like a cat,
and there’s a new look
in those eyes
My cat washes
with her left paw,
there will be another war.