Poetry 2012 / Volume 43

The Cat on Page Ten (reading Animal Farm)

Bluebell howls
vicious in an instant
“Are the rats our brothers?”
Pig asks, fat on wisdom
he calls us comrades
I belong to nothing
but myself — a no-name feline
curled between flanks
He complains about lack of food
bare bones, I feed on prey
caught only with claws
kibble belongs to the dogs
Paw the air twice
If these rats are brothers
I will devour my family

One thought on “The Cat on Page Ten (reading Animal Farm)

  1. Pingback: Current Issue: Volume 43, Number 1 — Poetry Issue, Fall 2012 | Coe Review

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