The hairs on her back stood up,
A sound escaped her throat;
A warning to her enemy,
An expression to emote.

Her ears flattened to her head,
Her eyes were needle thin;
A paw was raised in readiness,
You could hear the drop of a pin.

A flinch and then a pounce,
Quick as a lightning flash;
A growl, a hiss, extended claws,
She swiped with a vehement slash.

Kicking, biting, a yowl or two,
They broke apart, fell silent;
Never have I witnessed,
Such playfulness so violent!

Copyright Β© 2021 Brandon Ellrich

Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

13 thoughts on “Caterwaul

  1. A applaud you, your words are so eloquent and well placed. Do you have any poetry books out that I might purchase. Wonderfully phrased, as if you were just commenting on a common occurrence. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

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