Cloudy Through Window Frames
cloudy window the cat stares
live under basement stairs.
silhouette of wanting eyes
know what lurks outside.
and white outside cat looks in
To a place
he’s never been.
what it would be like inside
constantly defending his pride.
and play my little friend,
show you how branches on trees bend.”
in the dirt and burry the fleas -
much out here for you to see.”
cat with a silent sigh,
play with me,” Is her reply.
climb the curtains and on the couch we’ll lounge
from all those mysterious vacuum sounds.
the sound of the tin can fleet
Run from it and slide from room to room
on our back feet.
human sneaks around the corner and peers
“No! She says to the inside cat “You’re not
going out there.”
cars and vicious dogs and other cats
staying inside, and that’s that.”
outside cat, she says, “Outside you stay
learn not to spray.”
the outside cat roll in the dust -
To cover his
scents is a must.
He needs no
catnip, toys, or perches -
trees, and bushes Is where he lurches.
cat gets to sit
knee while his master knits.
into his every plea for a morsel -
wonder he’s getting fat around the torso.
cat is never pampered -
to run up a tree to scamper.
cloudy window the outdoor cat looks in -
inside with a Cheshire grin.