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
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.