A Calico Drifter

A Calico Drifter

A Poem by Relic

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H
er 
silky mixed form stalks the garden on evenings
with tiny glowing emerald eyes.

Cautious but confident, she'll sleuth and slink,
hide and think and hardly blink.

She reigns over a kingdom of rose bush hideouts,
garden rock parapets, and fortified fences
(that could use a coat of paint). 

Mice have no defenses. 
Enemies no chance.

As a warrior, she's gallant with a wild war cry that warns opponents; 
awakening neighbors near and far. 

She's ready to leap like a bullet across the lawn
when the signal for food has finally come.

Ever playful, ever cuddly...
someone's Calico Queen...
Long may she reign..

© 2017 Relic



Author's Note

Relic
I've been told a calico cat is normally female. :D

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You made cats sound so beautiful and poetic. My cat is currently sleeping behind my laptop as I'm writing this and I never noticed how much he reminds me of a king too. You pick up on great detail, I love the way you describe things, great job!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Relic

9 Months Ago

Well, don't wake the puddy cat, he's/she's enjoying your company, I'm sure. :)
Cat lover here.... I Love it !!!

Calico King..... indeed !

Did enjoy....

Jazzy

Posted 9 Months Ago


Relic

9 Months Ago

:) Thank you Jazzy.
J. J.  Nightingale

9 Months Ago

You are welcome..
As a fellow cat lover,I throughly enjoyed this poem. :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


Relic

9 Months Ago

Thank you Raven.
This is so lovely. I love this cat, of which you speakn

Posted 9 Months Ago


Relic

9 Months Ago

Thanks very much.
Aloha relic, loved this! A poem as slinky as the subject, you captured his personality purrfectly. Great read. Izzy

Posted 9 Months Ago


Relic

9 Months Ago

haha, thank you very much Izzy. :)
Island Hippy

9 Months Ago

You're welcome
Absolutely love this tribute to your "Calico King". Especially the second verse- both poem and cat in feline motion... love the "kibbles package" signal. Hail to the King! You know, I think I heard his "war cry" last night!:)

Posted 9 Months Ago


Relic

9 Months Ago

I've heard war cries many times o the side of my yard. Problem is, they're not my cats. :)
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Annette Pisano Higley

9 Months Ago

Maybe they're your calico King's loyal subjects paying tribute!
Relic

9 Months Ago

Yes, maybe the jesters are holding court too. ha
A celebrated p***y indeed. You portray the feline features and personality of this particular cat well as he prowls as a wild animal in domestic mode. I have just finished a novelette called Mrs. Pepper's Cats and I found the cat facts fascinating!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Relic

9 Months Ago

Well, I wish you the best of luck with your novellette John. Thanks so much for the review. :)
This piece reminded me of a documentary I saw a while back, called the secret life of cats. In it, they got permission from the owners of cats in a village in England, to attach mini cameras and trackers to the cats, over the space of a month. I won't spoil it for you (I think you can see it on youtube), but I'm sure it would shock most to see what they get up to over a period of a month. It really was a great programme.
Great piece here, love the build up of the cat being emporer of all he or she perceives.....until feeding time :)

Posted 9 Months Ago


Relic

9 Months Ago

I saw the documentary. lol It was amazing indeed. I learned a lot from it. Thanks so much for the re.. read more
Lorry 4.4

9 Months Ago

You're welcome :)
I'm such a cat person - always having multiples of them in my life. I'd be lost without them. I love this - it speaks to me and made me smile - like a cheshire cat!

Posted 9 Months Ago


Relic

9 Months Ago

:) I had two. Very lovable. One would sit on my lap every night. I could have done without the furb.. read more
Kelly Scheppers

9 Months Ago

My pleasure!
I love this. I am a cat person. Brilliant write, friend.

Posted 9 Months Ago


Relic

9 Months Ago

Ah, thanks very much SJ.
SJ Mullins

9 Months Ago

You're welcome. :)

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