To Catch A Cat
The cooperative ones are so adorable.
Unlike those that squint at the groping hand
in the darkness.
Staying one step ahead of your best effort
to touch them, pet them,
Masters of elusion, these will be as content
to receive your worship from behind the sofa
as when in your arms.
Don’t be like that cat, he keeps telling himself.
Would it be so bad to be caught?
Would you not die nine deaths to just purr
for a reason not your own?
The sentiment is within reach, but the results
stay one step ahead of his best effort.
The work is hard.
The whole process as maddening
as trying to catch a cat
that does not need him.
© Ciprianowords Inc. 2006