Wednesday, March 17, 2010

MY CAT






MY CAT IS IN LOVE WITH OUR CUCKOO CLOCK

IT GIVES A CLICK

JUST BEFORE THE BIRD COMES OUT

NO MATTER WHERE SHE IS IN THE HOUSE

SHE RUNS

TO SIT IN RAPT ATTENTION

TO WATCH THE BIRD COME OUT



THEN WANDERS OFF

TO SIT BY A WINDOW

STARING

AT WHAT WE DO NOT KNOW



SHE PERFORMS HER RELIGIOUS RITES

WITH NO HESITATION



THE BIRD ALWAYS SINGS SWEETLY TO HER

NO HARSH

CROW LIKE CALL



IT MUST BE NICE

TO SERVE GOD SO WILLINGLY

BUT DOES GOD WANT AN AUTOMATON

LIKE A CAT DOING A TRICK

AT THE SOUND OF A CLICK

I THINK NOT



GOD WANTS HIS FLAWED CREATION

TO STRUGGLE PAST HIS FLAWNESS

KNOWING HIS CREATURE CAPACITY

TO GO LEFT WHEN HE SHOULD GO RIGHT

TO STOP WHEN HE SHOULD GO ON

GO ON WHEN HE SHOULD STOP



THIS MIX

OF MIND AND MORALS

OF DREAMS AND FAILURES

WHICH WE CALL MAN



MY CAT IS CHASING HER TAIL

A SILLY THING



BUT NO MORE SILLY

THAN A GOD WHO LOVES ME

WHO SEES THROUGH MY IMPERFECTIONS

AND HOLDS ME IN HIS LAP

LIKE A PAMPERED CAT



FRANK A VOLLMER

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