Playing the Role of a Cat

PNNscholar1 - Posted on 20 January 2015

Tony Robles
(Author's note:  Cats come in all sizes and colors.  Some, as we know, are great actors/actresses.  This poem is about a cat i came across recently, whose acting skills were proficient enough to garner her a prominent space on Hollywood's B-List.  Enjoy)

A cat landed at
my door the
other day

It made much

showing teeth
paw and

what kind of cat
are you, i asked

I'm a baaaad
cat, she hissed
showing much teeth

Arching her back, twisting
her cat body in contortions
and distortions in a riddle
of spotted fur

and then she showed
her teeth again,
whiskers rising

I'm an actress,
she said, tail
whipping around

is that right,
i asked

Yes, kind of a
starving cat actress
at the moment

Do you have any
food? she asked

I went inside
and got her a dish
of milk

she stopped
hissing, showing
teeth, claw and paw

and she lapped
up that milk

playing the
part, whipping
that tail around on

(c) 2015 Tony Robles


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