The Cat Who Wished to Be a Horse

by Mary E. Lowd

March 24, 2021

Come join the hunt!
Gallop & trot
Whinny & neigh
And if your whinny
Sounds more like meow…
Don’t let it get in the way!

We’re all strong horses
Noble & true
Even the few of us
Whose eyes glow at night
And tails swish at the sight
Of a mouse
Plump & fair…
But don’t you dare

Say a cat doesn’t belong
For you’re wrong
A galloping cat
Has every right
To stride through the night
Hunting beside horses so fine
With their riders astride…

Wait a minute

Never mind

Cats hunt alone
Now where was that mouse?
I’ll soon make it my own

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From the book:  Some Words Burn Brightly: An Illuminated Collection of Poetry

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