Tuesday, June 17, 2008

two cats stalking

now that the dog’s gone
the cats come brazenly into the yard
stalking the birds and squirrels

we have a suet feeder on a tree and
a “squirrel proof” bird feeder
hanging from a pole

the cats remind me of the nature shows on TV
big cats stalking their prey on the African savannah

these domestic cats are well fed, though,
and don’t need to catch their prey
they just wander off into the next yard
as the birds fly off

the squirrels chatter at them
but know it’s safe to come back down
once they’re gone

copyright 2008 Linda H. Feinberg


Bruce said...

Sneeze, sneeze. Two cats...i'm sunk.

Thankx for the cool poem.

Linda H. Feinberg said...

I'm allergic to cats too, but I enjoy watching them through the window. They are beautiful animals and sometimes they adopt people!