Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Kitty, Kitty



I am quiet,

Like a feather falling--

As you drone on and on, oblivious.


I am soft

Like a toy.

But look!

I just won't stay on my shelf;

And who knows

Where I may have crept off to?


Shhh, shhh, shhh...

You need to stop talking now--

You've been careless.

See how far the lighted windows are behind you?


A woman I may allow

To scratch under my chin--

My eyes gone thin like crescent moons;


But you,

If you don't get a clue and stop chattering,

Saying, "I think this!"

And, "What you must understand is that..."

I will get up softly.

I will approach you quietly,

And wait.


Who knows

What one so soft, so quiet, so stealthy,

Might be thinking?


Still your foolish tongue and try to imagine

What she might be kind enough to teach you

If provoked.

__________

19 comments:

Cloudia said...

excellent repraoch that it's targets will never ever "get." Too bad. Like your paw and move on in your velvet night..."see how distant the lighted window?" Spooky!

Aloha, Feline!

Comfort Spiral

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Meow.

Pouty Lips said...

I'm sure this isn't what you meant by this poem, but all I could think about while reading this was what it feels like to be on the sidelines watching while someone is hurting and not really being able to do anything of substance to help. It really made me stop and think.

Riot Kitty said...

Hee hee!

Dulce said...

Woman queen you write with art, and your issues with cats hmmm so amazing! I love that claw on the tree up as it should... and your /his words,the dialogue... YES I feel related to all this.
Thanks for your comments yesterday and this beautiful poem.
Sweet kitty huggies{{{

G-Man said...

Prrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.......

Scarlet said...

RRROAR! Look out! :)

ellen abbott said...

Laying on her back all soft and fluffy, look at my tummy, don't you want to touch? The unwary does not see the slitted eye or the claws peeking out, the light glinting off the fang.

Daryl said...

Cloudia is right ... xo

Shadow said...

mmmm, that perfect mixture of patience and vengence...

Vesper said...

Oh, I love this, Shay, the dangerously playful tone, the elegant threat underneath the “soft” appearance… Excellent!

staceyjwarner said...

Was the kitty kitty around my babies-daddy? Because that's how I feel around him.

much love

Jannie Funster said...

Uh, oh, be careful.

Luckily, I have a nice kitty. So far. :)

Mama Zen said...

Yes, unfortunately, they'll make more.

mac said...

sshhh .

Mama Zen said...

I have something for you at my place!

pheromone girl said...

OH, it feels nice to be in that position of power, doesn't it, darling...

Debbie said...

That's what I love about cats. Very multi-dimensional.

Aine said...

Hi! Feline wiles...love this!

We're new to the world of cats. And I'm falling in love...
:)