Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Beauty and violence

The cat had just crawled into my lap 
For his morning nap 
When this rainbow appeared 
 Outside my window. 
Of course I leapt up and ran outside 
To watch it as it doubled, then faded, 
Followed (not preceded!) by an unpredicted rain. 
Back in the house I quickly learned 
The cat had responded 
 To being dumped from my lap 
By taking it out on his sister. 
Hearing her screaming,
 I grabbed my squirter 
 And ran to the bathroom to break up the fight. 
Must such beauty always be followed 
 By violence?

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