Vincent

I watch you creep past

Piano legs,

Regal and sure in your footing

With each padded step.

You leap upon the leather

Couch,

Swift in execution

Graceful and sleek,

Soft and silver,

And stretch your full length.

Purring gently, you reach

A paw to me,

Stretch your claws,

Bat those big, golden eyes,

Pleading

"Oh please, human friend,

Please

Won't you pet me?"