Sunday, 4 October 2009

deliberate

as dangerous as the cat,
back to the wall,
bristling, claws drawn out,
canines hushed, whiskers on fire,
tail sticking up,
like a deliberate finger,
wagging,
no, no, no, no, no,
it won't do,
it won't do at all.

*****

6 comments:

rknair said...

A cat is dangerous only to the mouse :-)

P. Venugopal said...

i have seen big alsatians back off.

vijay said...

Very probing lines.
"a deliberate finger" excellent!

P. Venugopal said...

the cat wants to be let alone to perform the duty of catching mice, which it loves. but when the pet dog keeps bothering it, there is another dimension to the whole issue.

Extremity said...

plus the grrr....

P. Venugopal said...

yes.