A CAT IS ALWAYS NOBLE
A Cat is Always Noble
My Cat he keeps me company
as I sit in the Winter Sun,
He purrs, he rolls, he stretches,
delighting in this Fun.
Then indulges in a Dust-bath,
with the greatest Dignity.
(For a Cat is always Noble,
on a Throne or in a Tree.)
At first a Feral, he moved in,
when with his stray-cat eyes he saw,
an invisible Sign, apparently written,
and hung upon the door, (it read);
“Familiar and Companion Wanted,
Please apply within!
Generous Feedings! Flexible Hours!
Starts as soon as you begin!”
Now the only thing that disturbs his peace
is still the occasional manifestation,
of certain cantankerous fleas.
But even these he despatches,
with a sense of Oblige Noblesse,
and woe to the Rodent or Rat he detects
and devours with consumate ease!
Cat photos by Phaedra McGhie @phaephaephotography (Instagram)
The Reverend Hellfire is a practised Performance Poet,
still President of the Kurilpa Institute of Creativity Inc.,
and an ordained Minister of the Church of Spiritual Humanism
AND the Church of the Universe.
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