Monday, September 7, 2009

Barry Schwam

NINE LIVES

Cats have nine lives, but what do they know?
As though they are seeing into the ninth dimension,
they strut with a nine lives sort of attitude
peering into that unseen furry realm, which explains why
they appear to be engaged with things that are
never really there; at least by our limited standards.
We humans think we have all the knowledge needed
to run the world, shutting out unfathomable wisdom, which
may be lying dormant, in our ordinary house cats.

1 comment:

  1. Clever observation, and a novel explanation of the cat's attitude. Good poem.

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