Cat Lives

Written for:  The Sunday Whirl, Wordle #403

Words:  insight, blocks, shift, shoot, clues, style, alley, siren, lights, live,  tracks, permit

Alley cats live
on scraps. Feral
cats prefer outdoors,
so if you permit them
a warm place, be sure
to leave claws intact.
Fact is, they need them
to survive when they shift
to outdoor mode. Look
for clues like scratching
on doors, and wailing
like sirens. All cats possess
keen insight and style. Do
not be blocked, shocked
if they track 
in dead
animals; their eyes light
with pride, as they present.
Try growing some catnip
or other green shoots
to give them as a reward.
Save a life.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to Cat Lives

  1. Mr. Walker says:

    What a great take on the wordle words. I like where you went here – a positive message. We have a rescued dog (allergic to cats), and she adds so much to our lives.


  2. annell4 says:

    Yes, Sara, you did a great job with the wordle, I would never guess it was a wordle. xoxo


  3. Colonialist says:

    Wise words from a wordle — well wrought!


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