Wednesday, April 21, 2010

feline love

Sleek, slinky, sneaky.
Cute, cautious, quirky.
Stalker in the field,
stalker in my kitchen,
get that mouse - pounce!

Sunbeam napper,
Box lover,

Queen of indifference,
except when you give nose kisses.
Then you're a sweet girl
who rocks my world.

Stand up for treats,
you're light on your feet.
Tiny paw pads
knead on my heart.

I miss you, sweet girl.

This is inspired by the NaPoWriMo prompt for day 18, "meow!" where the assignment was to write a poem "featuring the cat family." Being an allergy sufferer, having cats is not a very sensible thing for me to do, but my husband and I had cats for about 4 years anyway, because I had wanted a cat since I was in college. I love them so, and was sad to give up our last cat a few years ago. This poem needs a LOT of work, but it was what I came up with quickly. I have much love and respect for felines, and I know this poem could be so much better.

I'm not officially numbering it since I already did my main piece for the day, but I'm still counting it toward my overall total of writings for the month.


James said...

This is really fun to read. Great sounds in those words.

Heather said...

James - Thank you. As I'm sure you can tell by now, I'm a big fan of creating a cadence in my writing.