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

-acm

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

-added by Neil Kennedy