Regal Feral Cat on a Box in Snow

—for H &J, lovers of other beings

cat on a box

So you want me to come in.
I’m considering it.
Don’t push me.

you two seem ok, true,
but you know it’s a jungle out here;
not everything’s what it seems,

still (not to mention it)
I do see it is warm in there
double paned glass does sweeten the deal
I admit, but

I’m not sure I’m ready
to commit to the family thing, or pride thing,
—or pack, for that matter,
considering the dogs, who, I assume, pretty much
come with the deal . . .

but don’t go way,
I’m considering it

now where’s the chow?

Jim Culleny