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Black Cat

This post is linked to Jenny Matlock’s Alphabe-Thursday Rainbow Summer School.  This, our last week, is any color we choose.  I have chosen to use black–the absence of any pigment–for my color.


the slinky black cat

slithers up the tree

a sleek hunter after his prey

up, up, up the tree

if only down were so easy


This poem is written in loving memory of my slinky Magic kitty, who was excellent at climbing up, but struggled with down.

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17 thoughts on “Black Cat

  1. What a perfect post for Rainbow Summer School.

    We had a black cat once…her name was … Oprah. Yea, I know…pretty politically incorrect.

    Loved your picture and your little poem.

    Thank you for linking.


    • My very first cat as a child looked just like your slinky Magic kitty. Needless to say, I enjoyed the poem and picture. I’m on the verge of becoming the crazy neighborhood cat lady.

  2. What a beautiful black kitty! I have two patially black cats. My first cat, Cajsa, gave birth to 6 kittens in June of 2000. We kept one of the girls, Sara and sold the four baby toms and the other girlkitten. One of the boy cats was completely black, even his whiskers were black. We called him ‘Toto’, but his new owner renamed him ‘Elvis’!
    Lovely cat-poem!
    Best wishes & hugs,
    Anna’s Rainbow Mystery

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