Ode to My Cat Minx

Did I ever tell you?
the second night I had my cat
I heard his new meow calling
from upon a rooftop, where he
had ventured from a tree, and the
third night I had my cat I
heard no meow, no calling me
because he already knew
climbing down and the night before
was only a proving of me.

Did you ever know?
how my cat loved butterbread,
but made people mad jumping from
refridgerator top to countertop
to lick the sandwich
being made not just for him, or how much
he loved up high from where he
could watch his kingdom: marking
every rustle of long grass,
every scraping tiny creature
every voice on every wind.

Did you ever see?
how God’s face appeared in my cat
when at the open door –
standing before the waiting adventure,
wariness his guide
stealth sheathed in blackness his edge –
and leaping out into the odysey,
he became his own immortality.

I sing him good hunting and mouses plenty
and sun shine to bake his bones
during long dreamy naps….

Ode to My Cat Minx

kenroome

Concord, United States

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I got this cat through the cat portal. The cat portal is an invisable door through which cats become earthbound, for their own fun or because a human needs a guide. This cat ar4rived uder the story of 2 friends who asked me to take care of him while they looked for a new apartment. What they neglected to say was that the new aprtment was in North Dakota. I had this cat for 16 years. when it was time for him to go, he waitied for me to get home form work, and then passed happily in my lap.
This Cat is The Hot Tin Roof

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