My Cat Hunts

By Stuart Stotts

My cat hunts
out in the front
for birds and bugs
and mice and slugs.
He crouches low
moves very slow
silent and black;
he prepares to attack.
flexes his paws
curls his claws.
he’s ready to spring
when his collar bells ring.
The bird flies up
as my cat jumps.
He misses again.
So he comes on in
and begs to be fed
with canned food instead.

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