Beneath A Visage Cute: An Etheree

Image by Huda Nur from Pixabay


Is the
Image of
Total innocence;
The big-eyed gaze obscures
The wanton killer desires
Of the hunter that therein hides.
Little kitten so sweet – Rodents’ bane
Time will her secret dark longings reveal.



Colleen’s 2020 Weekly #Tanka Tuesday #Poetry Challenge No. 182 #PhotoPrompt



Master Of All I See

Brown Tabby Cat Sitting on Brown Wooden Stool

Photo by Anderson Martins from Pexels

There is an old joke that explains the difference between dogs and cats.  When you feed a dog, it fawns over you.  It is appreciative.  It thinks, “They have cared for me and provided for my needs.  They must be God.”  A cat on the other hand when you feed it, looks at you condescendingly as if to say, “What took you so long?”  It will then ignore you and eat, all the while thinking “They have honoured me, and laid an offering before me.  I must be God.”

I stand aloof

Master of all I see

None are worthy

All are beneath my dignity

Bow down you minions

Or suffer my disdain and fury