Cat (Original Poem)

Once upon an August, I met a cat during a late-night walk, and when I returned, this poem came pouring out of me. I hadn’t expected to write it, but it remains one of my favorites. What do you think?


Sinew-strength of willow-swiftness, 
Whisper-steps of soundless silk. 
Shadow-son of will-o’-wispness, 
Drifting ninja, specter-sylph. 

Gold-green eye-flash! 
Sharp-white teeth-gnash! 
Whip-quick tail-lash! 



First published in the Winter 2020 issue of The Orchards Poetry Journal, p. 107. Free pdf available here, physical copies available here.

2 thoughts on “Cat (Original Poem)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s