Today's poem is by Patrick Rosal

Filipino Cats, Circa 1999

They who stalked
dancefloors on hind legs

bucket cap tilt
to one side Sipped

slow from a bowl
Hopped from barstool

to barstool They three
gun-cocked brothers

nine lives each
Smooth quick keen

seers in the dark
always landing feet first

even the youngest one
who jumped

from seven stories up

Copyright © 2006 Patrick Rosal All rights reserved
from Edison Literary Review
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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