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! Gone.
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)”
This is stupendous, Miriam. You have outdone yourself.
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Thank you so much, Nicole! 🙂