Catís Hour

You may have been a cat in the hour
before dawn.  Was it your voice I
heard yowling beneath my window
calling out names for fish and cream?

Was that your shadow by the chain
link fence or a hank of your bloody fur
torn and hanging from its wires?
Three nights running you have ripped

me from the sleep I crave. Green eyes
burn through darkness, your scent
stings chilly air.  What force drives
me through this hall of bells to hear you sing?

Steve Klepetar

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