Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Cat Angel

As London burns,
Forming a new,
Darker,
Smokier,
More temporary London high in the night sky,

Cat Angel sees.

As men struggle,
Economies fail,
And even the weather turns hateful and relentless,

Cat Angel is there.

The thing is,
Cat Angel couldn't care,
And her unblinking stare
Remains untroubled.

She knows,
That London is better burned,
And that men
Will never learn
Anything.

So I sing of Cat Angel's glory,
And of how she is as white, and as beautiful,
As Chantilly--

Cat Angel sees.
Cat Angel is there.
Cat Angel cares.

Ha. No.
Not really.
________

for dverse

28 comments:

hedgewitch said...

Sure that isn't Cat Druid? I'm feeling like chanting around a henge and hoping the balefires burn out the evil, myself. It's so hard to get rid of it with a scrub brush and a bunch of politicians.

(My word verification is "kitee" Really.)

Mama Zen said...

Oh, Cat Angel! This makes me long to run right out and comment some sort of atrocity in your name!

Christine said...

Cast a spell oh Cat Angel and reverse the tides that have set man against their pocket books.

Brian Miller said...

meow.

as long as cat angel does not make my house a litter box we are good....

Cloudia said...

this was seriously BRILLIANT!


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ayala said...

Excellent !

Beachanny said...

I'll be cat angel's adopted aunt since Sam (who felt the same) has left the Earth to mere mortals!
Meow!

liv2write2day said...

Such a contrast between this wise Cat Angel and the folly of humans. This is a great commentary on the state of things right now.

wolfsrosebud said...

I little history in a lot of lovely words... I hear the cat purring.

Sheila Moore said...

ha...at first I was thinking of an old movie that came out when I was a kid, called Cat's Eye - I think. Creepy cat always watching humans and smothering babies while they sleep. This ending was perfect, however. why do we care so much - if everyone minded their own business like Cat Angel.....well, you know...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love Cat Angel. But, like most cats, she is a tad diffident:)

Mark Kerstetter said...

Wish I was her.

Sioux said...

Certainly the cat could not care less.

It's laughable to even ponder Cat Angel's concern.

HermanTurnip said...

Our cat swatted our 18 month old in the head today. And all he wanted to do was pull her tail. It was quite a sight; the turn, the leap, the swat. It's a very Jackie Chan moment.

siggiofmaine said...

This is my first visit to your blog...
I enjoyed reading this post...
from a different viewpoint...
humans and cats,
the cat always wins.

chromapoesy.com said...

Will Mama Zen become our cult leader? Is this a recruiting site? Am I now on some black list? Cool. Love it!

Unknown said...

The studied indifference of the cat! A delightful insight. All cats do seem to be demanding yet indifferent divinities, don't they? Enjoyed this one.

Charles Elliott

Claudia said...

sadly enough men will never learn anything..and cat angel knows...

Lydia said...

Cat Angel is wise and these are wise lines. Having lost our 15-year-old white cat, Feather, in June this post is especially powerful for me. White cats really are angels. Mystics, too.

You are wonderful, Shay.

Natasha said...

I wish I could capture that indifference. We pretend to act surprised and shocked by the actions of man, though we have eons of examples to look to to know just how awesome we really are. (No hint of sarcasm there!) Our disease at the root seems to be out and out genocide, and Cat Angel is biding her time. She's knows her time to rule this world is getting closer, as we continue to knock each other off, one by one. And she waits on window ledge smirking her sly smile, with no blood on her paws.

Lynn said...

Cool!

Daryl said...

Cat Angel looks a lot like my Rose... and the news last night showed London looking like the second coming of the Blitz

TALON said...

Shay, Stripey just gave you two paws up (and he managed not to fall over). Missy, typical cat, just winked :)

Kim Nelson said...

Aw, c'mon... I believe in cat angel!

Elizabeth Young said...

Sometimes animals do seem wiser than humans, I have to admit that. How sad...

Kerry O'Connor said...

There is something of social commentary and something of social apathy in this poem... what more can the poet do or say under the circumstances?

ellen abbott said...

Oh, I liked this one.

Sara said...

This poem was so much fun to read. You know me I like to read them aloud. I loved the ending, but my favorite part was the tempo. It was like a dance that flowed and then stopped suddenly; then back up again. Delightful:~)

If you can, stop by on this coming Monday. I have a guest doing the Story Photo post. She's a young blogger who's been struggling a bit. I really want to support her.

I know it's Thursday, but I hope you have a good weekend:~)