“Cats are like lovers, and like scholars too.”
- Charles Baudelaire
She curls, all fur, and
easy as sin on the sofa;
slink of limb and flank, click-
click across the kitchen floor.
Nights, she plunges,
into everything nocturnal; morning
she yawns, stares matter-of-fact,
teeth and talon hidden.
David W. Landrum teaches creative writing and literature at Cornerstone University, a small liberal arts college in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His poems have appeared in riverun, Satire, Driftwood Review and Classical Outlook.