Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Cat by Mary Britton Miller

This poem is Ebony to a tee.  In fact, someone said to me the first time they saw Ebony they were reminded of it.

The black cat yawns,
Opens her jaws,
Stretches her legs
And shows her claws.
Then she gets up
And stands on four
Long still legs,
And yawns some more.
She shows her sharp teeth,
She stretches her lip,
Her slice of a tongue
Turns at the tip.
Lifting herself
On her delicate toes,
She arches her back
As high as it goes.
She lets herself down
With particular care,
And pads away
With her tail in the air.

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