Cat on a Limb – Shadorma/Lento – August 8, 2015


Sleepless night
Haggard I awoke
With a cold –
Started off like the big bang
Chaos in the dark ….

Cat yowled on a tree limb …
“Scat!”  I shouted with all my might
Full moon made him grim
Soulful he howled with no respite

Threw I, a lead-lined shoe
Mew-mew went the wretched stray –
Fancy-free he began all a-new
Banshee cat howled into the day …

© G.s.k. ‘15

Well … this little piece was written for B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond where we are invited to use the “Lento” and to inspire ourselves with VACATION … I mixed forms to create this little story to a painting sent to me by Paloma last week entitled “Cat in the moonlight” by: Theophile A. Steinlen, 1900