A white cat crosses your path
jinxed by a human again
bad enough to be so strange but
to be cursed several times a day
is worse than incubating
a squirming litter with no nest
in sight to deliver them

nature is not cruel just indifferent
nature is not indifferent
just non-sentient
the platypus survives with poison spurs
the mastodon is scared
off of cliffs, its meat picked from its bones
its hide worn as a trophy

the white cat crouches
beneath deep red camellia blooms
delivers its brood in the dust
a rapid spasm of miracles
then leaves at a slower slouch
thinking of food thinking of rain
cringing from the thunder

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a poet from Seattle Washington USA. His poetry has appeared in print in publications such as Bellowing Ark, Point Nopoint, and most recently in Contraposition magazine. When not writing poetry he is a Human Resources professional, a repentant glutton, and a novelist specializing in the weird-fiction genre.
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A different subtle aspect of the beauty of nature expressed here…wonderful thought!