Monday, 5 May 2014

My cat . . .


  • February

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

  • Superstition

My cat washes
with her left paw,
there will be another war.