MayPoWriMo 21

Let it be known 
that on this day
the cat with the appellation
of Patches
approached with paws clenched
and torso elongated
the bird in the birdbath
and nearly disturbed
the bird’s concentration
on imbibing liquid
such that the bird
retired to the nearest fence
to taunt said feline with
unearned side eyes
and prideful prancing
before fluttering away satisfied
Patches proceeded to sit
in the grass
paws folded
momentarily triumphant
as evidence the bird
has not as of yet
returned to the bath

By Joshua Keiter

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