Poetry – For the Kitty Stretching in the Sunlight with Questionable Motives

For the Kitty Stretching in the Sunlight with Questionable Motives

Kitty is pretty and sits in the sun,

Her black fur is temptingly warm and inviting.

If I were to stroke her would she come undone?

Who knows, who knows?

What Kitty is thinking I cannot suppose.

For though she lies still

On the warm window sill,

Is her mood in her tail or her pretty soft toes?

A Kitty is certainly exciting.

 

Her joints she anoints with a flick of her tongue,

Then arches her back for a mid-morning stretching.

Perhaps now a petting is not too far flung?

Who knows, who knows?

What Kitty is thinking I cannot suppose.

For though she lies still

On the warm window sill,

Is her mood in her tail or her pretty soft toes?

My Kitty is certainly fetching.

 

Curling and purring she lolls on her back.

It’s well known her soft belly fur is beguiling.

Surely a puddle so furry won’t crack.

Who knows, who knows?

What Kitty is thinking I cannot suppose.

For though she lies still

On the warm window sill,

Is her mood in her tail or her pretty soft toes?

I swear when she glanced she was smiling.

 

Yes, Kitty is pretty but scheming besides.

If just for her bones is this fine pageantry,

Then why does she watch me through thin, slitty eyes?

Who knows, who knows?

What Kitty is thinking I cannot suppose.

For though she lies still

On the warm window sill,

Is her mood in her tail or her pretty soft toes?

A Kitty’s a curious mystery!

 

Ben Tomkins
Ben Tomkins is a violinist, teacher, journalist and critically acclaimed composer currently living in Denver, Colorado. He hates stupidity and generally believes that the volume of one’s voice is inversely proportional to one’s knowledge of an issue. Reach Ben Tomkins at BenTomkins@DaytonCityPaper.com.

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