on the backyard fence
he howls his grand dominion
over trash and stars

curled on window ledge
basking in the warm sunshine
that seems such a life

see the moving string
he yawns complete indifference
sudden sideways pounce

gently rasping tongue
I am lost in her soft fur
hidden claws sink deep



i may acknowledge
you later. for now, you may
watch me clean myself

-added by Neil Kennedy