Like a Cat

Like a cat, he said,
you are so like a
cat.
and I replied,
Can you be somewhat
more precise?

Would that be a cat
like Maggie,
dancing on a hot
roof made of tin,
or more like
the cat encountered
by Alice,
sporting a Cheshire grin?

What about a cat
on the NatGeo cover,
hunched over its kill,
or the kitty curled
and purring
on your sunlit windowsill?

Which of those cats
is it that I am so like?
A bit of each, he sighed,
a bit of each.

© 2016 DM Shepherd

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