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Rating: 3.2
Cats no less liquid than their shadows
Offer no angles to the wind.
They slip, diminished, neat through loopholes
Less than themselves; will not be pinned

To rules or routes for journeys; counter
Attack with non-resistance; twist
Enticing through the curving fingers
And leave an angered empty fist.
They wait obsequious as darkness
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My man 27 January 2018
Good poems ggggggggggggggg
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Kim Barney 14 April 2015
Ha! I love the lines WILL NOT LEARN TO ANSWER TO THEIR NAMES and ARE SELDOM TRULY OWNED TILL SHOT OR SKINNED So true! As I said in my own cats poem, we don't own them; they own us.
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Kenneth Maswabi 14 April 2015
A very intelligent piece of poetry.Thank you
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It feels as a beautiful poem with nice words and rhythm.
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Andrea Field 15 August 2007
It was an absolute joy to re-discover this poem after many years.
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Roger Kibble 13 August 2006
A perfect poem. Such skill, such perception, such metaphor.
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