(To Veronica, his rescuer)
This very eve
A cat retrieved
From execution –
(Known as ‘putting it to sleep’
In worlds polite.)
I am relieved.
Others too –
Others who were grieved
At contemplating Mickey’s plight.
(We’ve named him Mickey.
It seems right.)
Every living thing loves life.
Who’d take the life of such a creature?
Harmless, causing not one other creature
Strife? Well, mice of course:
A course he takes out in the wood,
Hunting out there as he should.
Saved by the bell.
Saved from the hell of being killed
By skilled hands, skilled injections:
“Put to sleep” a healthy, pretty cat rejected.
Time to cheer.
A darling, eager friend
And friends of friends
Until she reached the blessèd end
Of finding little Mick a home.
Cat Rescued 2.15.2017
Cat Book II;