Is it possible that something this tiny can fly?
Yellow and green
With hollow bones to reduce weight
This feathered miracle ends his flight
Between the paws of an excited cat.
Braced for his thrill the meowing ogre
Starts to play with his prey but
Someone must thwart his lust
It is hard to wrench a greedy cat’s jaws open
Take out the motionless
Holding a bird in gentle hands
Heat emanating from his feet
Then he flies off to recover on the roof.
© HMH, 2023