Thursday, August 18, 2011

Poetic Asides Wed.Aug.17.2011 prompt "escape"

Houdini and Shadow

Both black as chimney soot
And quicker than blinks
The kittens were different
In every other way
One. the tinier one
Stuck to me as if velcroed
Onto my clothes, or skin;
Wrapped itself round an ankle
My neck, or shoulder

The other, the male
Was here, then not
Just gone. Disappeared.
I thought escaped
Somehow. Although
The door was locked
And windows closed tight
The cat had evaporated

Two days passed
Then another — then
That night
From under a radiator
Slid a darkness
Furred, it was
With slitted gold
Eyes blinking against
The light — mewing
The tiniest sound;
Not making any promises
This, I knew.

1 comment:

  1. Cats are wonderous creatures...I'm sure mine would agree. Love your descriptive words.