loyal to the tail

loyal to the tail
                 by BIg cAt

esconced
Ensconced’, Big Cat by LIttle Cat

’tis true,
was so
comfortably ensconced
with my head in the
hammock of his hand,
when the waters of
mid-night crossed,
but slipping through
the cat-door and
smelling the fresh
bunches of starlight and
hearing the roar of the
silent street, on wings of
paw did i make my
46th run to join my
aqua-friends* and
relish the found
crystal of this
fine day.
such nights i wave
the given ease aside
with flourish of my
furred banner,
waive the warmth
of human hearth
behind, ever
loyal to the tail,
mastered by
the tale

*gulls and ducks that gather by the Panmure bridge, 1.1 kilometres distant

may 2019, june 2020

Copyright ©2020 Peter Le Baige.  All Rights Reserved

The music is from a performance by Martin Schröder (Trumpet) and Hans-André Stamm (Organ) playing Cebell, Air & Fanfare by Henry Purcell in concert on 20th September, 2015 in Sint-Pieterskerk in Turnhout, Belgium.

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