Monday, January 28, 2013

A Cat Has No Master - an early piece

A Cat has No Master


You cannot claim me,
A cat has no master.
My attention will be given to you
On my terms and whims.
Accept my affection if you will;
Love is love when freely given,
I can be generous with it.
But do not stay me when I go.
I will eat your food, but continue to hunt;
Like any creature not overly domesticated,
I need to rely only on myself for survival
And take no one for granted.


Ariel


Tiger in Burnt Umber; reverse painting by CC Willow
Jan 1989

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