Cats

catCat’s eyes
looking out at the world
ready to pounce
galvanized into action
by a single motion
until they balance
thought into perfect contentment
and close in on dreamless sleep

Cat calls
awake you in the dark
to stalk the night
a selfish lover
this tender beast
so easily turned away
stays hidden from your sight

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