Looking out the window
   with my kitten
     during the night…
 – Louis Cuneo
**

  The house cat watches
the flitting sparrow, with a
chattering hunger

-J.W. Hackett
**

  The door held for her
the cat stops on the threshold
and sniffs the jamb…

-J.W. Hackett
**

  When finally caught,
the kitten’s tail is given
a real good licking

-J.W. Hackett
**

  While being scolded
the old cat licks his shoulder
pretending not to hear…

-J.W. Hackett
**

  A moment ago
the kitten was full of life
now how limp it lies

-J.W. Hackett
**

  The kitten’s great yawn
goes all around the room…
and back again

-J.W. Hackett
**
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Right in the middle
  of the cat’s yawn-
     a pink tongue
   – Arizona Zipper
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In a circle of thaw
   the cat walks
     round and round
  – Virginia Brady Young
**
spring evening-
playing with the last kitten
to be given away
– Chuck Brickley
**
home late:
the cat’s fur in patches
on her housecoat
– Michael Dudley
**
      pacing
the shore
      the ship’s cat
– Raymond Roseliep
**
only letting in the cat
until
the morning star
– Penny Harter
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Opening its eyes
  closing its eyes
   a cat in the sun.
  Arizona Zipper
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Following the smoke ring
    out the window
      the cat’s eye
  – Arizona Zipper
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After a hard rain,
   a cat stops to shake a paw
      before moving on.
  – Arizona Zipper
**