Friday, 6 April 2012

NaPoWriMo day six: an animal poem

The docile house cat, also known as chat,
feline, katu, kitte, pussy.
I bring you mice as offerings,
Bleeding gifts symbolic of my predatory prowess.
Take heed; I am not curled up on your lap for your comfort
or mine;
rather I am memorizing the topography of your body,
the ways I can trip you up,
lull you to sleep.  I’ve got nine lives
and exponentially more ways to take my place
as dictator of this house.

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