Jungle Cat

Poem from Moon Juice by Kate Wakeling

They told me

you live in my roof,

jungle cat.

 

Fire-eyed

trick-tailed

sleep thief.

 

You rumble the night

with your claw dance,

your tooth song.

 

I hear you yowl and pounce

and hiss and purr.

 

You scratch my sleep.

 

You creep across my cat naps.

 

Years later,

I find you still roaming my roof,

a wild thing

grinning

in the black night.

 

 

 

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Kate Wakeling - Jungle Cat

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