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A mysterious cat

Sam Silva
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Gypsy Rose curls under a table
on a screened-in porch
during a night when the rain is constant
and dim lights flicker like a torch make sure she is close
to my wife and me homage to our civility
...while her kittens, oblivious, dart and play
in the well fed freedom of their day
fulfilled as it is
by night’s mystery.
She is sweeter than milk,
she licks and fawns
her kittens with care,
and does so with us
but with a cold eye
...the higher love being always there!
We are angels and swans
and she offers the air
that burnt sacrifice
of her strange feline kind
then, satisfied that fortune is fair
grooms and nurses
and stares
at the sky
...this cat’s eye has never a hint of a tear
and I wonder, numbly if it is mine.
A mysterious cat... and the mystery is fear.
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Date of publicationJanuary 2007
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