Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Short History of the Cat



author’s note:

“The cat will mew and the dog will have his day.”
                    --  Shakespeare, from Hamlet


A SHORT HISTORY OF THE CAT

A short history of the cat
would go
something like:
rrrryyeeeeeerrrrreeeeeooooowwww!

But haven’t we all
been stepped upon?

However...

a short history of the cat
would also speak
of the luxury
of softly-closed eyelids
and
pppaaaaaaaaaaaaa
uuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrr
on the sunlight sofa:
pppaaaaaaaaaaaaa
uuuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

But we all must
be stepped upon

to awaken.


© 2008, Michael R. Patton
COMMON CAT COURAGE

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