Different Colors of Cats
A green cat with a yellow tail
can disappear in a field of dandelions
swatting white moths in clover.
Pepto-Bismal pink cats hold séances
in their very own kitchens, resurrecting
spirits of mice they’ve eaten, clattering
cups of tea on scratched china saucers,
letting their kittens play street games.
Sitting and sipping in silken shadows
caused by lampshades wrapped in nylons.
Purple cats are pretty cats, but can’t
decide who loves them and who hates them.
Don’t want only dishrags and ovens.
Have the mystique of Anthony the Latin –
Sensual and dark and brooding like
After lights out
No mother cat calls in the purple cats.
Instead, they visit the pink cats
to listen to music, to waltz
and wish they were the green ones
with tails of color of afternoons.