neither of us are cat fans.
our prejudice is blindly fueled
by our itchy skin and runny noses.
but come on,
their finicky independence doesn’t help.
yet we have met cats that surprise us,
like the grey tigress that followed us
on our sweet evening stroll.
cautiously following, became walking besides us,
became rubbing up against us,
became prancing ahead —
as if she were proudly walking the cute humans.
we took a chance and sat down on the sidewalk:
she purred right up to us
even if only in a cat-like-way.
we were touched,
but after many blocks, just 5 houses from our own,
she stopped cold and did not put
likely it was where her territory ended and another’s began.
adventure and opportunity
can be stifled by the silliest of things.
— by Sabio Lantz, September 2016
Prompt: Open link night at D’Verse Poets Pub