Why does the black panther cross the road?
She sails through the air after impact
Her nine lives simultaneously fly skyward
to join her astrological family.
I know there aren’t thirteen months in a year,
but there should be
some homage to my panther.
The Aztec astrological guardian cat of my dreams,
strong, jet black and mildly aggressive
crosses the road to get to the other side.
Cat Eulogy for Ellie December 12, 2014