Thursday, June 06, 2013

Cat's Way

She gave me a searching look.
I noticed not the sparkle
In her eye but her belly's curvature:
The rains had come a week before.

I was wrong: she simply crossed
The walkway, jumped up the concrete
Open tank; paused; then
Looked up the wall (heavy, might fall).

She had the safety of others to think of.
She looked back to make sure: I suggested
A light projectile, smooth; she turned once more
And sprung herself on oft-repeated flight.

It's a pain though
To wait through the weeks
And never confirming
Whether she gave birth, or died.

PS. A distended belly is often a sign of Cardiomyopathy in cats.