I had a cat:
A veritable terror to songbirds
Able to catch fast rabbits in a single bound
Slayer of mice
to sit in the window
tail hanging out
God created this companion
That I might know what it is
To stroke the tiger
Long haired Calico
Of small stature
Prone to skin conditions
that required thorough shampooing
She complained vociferously but never used her claws
She enjoyed burrowing into the laundry
and being made into the bed when new sheets were put on
that kind of cat...
An epic in couplet form
Unrhymed, unmetered, written entirely in free verse
kind of cat...
Genki Kiki -- 1983 to 2001 -- the birds now sing without fear.