POETRY Reading: MAD CAT, by D. C. MacLean

MAD CAT, by D. C. MacLean

After Nemo the psycho cat disappeared
There was no one left to murder the birds
Neither the weeds nor the moss
Sci Fi worlds becoming real in our backyard

Remembering the small monster on the roof of the shed
Her howling angry and sublime, circling the earth
But Nemo decided death and madness could wait
And padded down from from the moss

Again choosing the glory of owning a family
You could terrorize with small claws
Feral forgivenesses written in the scratches
Steady blood flowing in underground rivers

Incontinent and cancerous she sat like stone
In front of my wife’s car, daring her to drive
Our Ford no match for Nemo’s mad cat eyes
This tiny lion becoming a ghost the next red day

Her soft feet disappearing into time


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