Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Mr. Duality...


Every cat is a doppelganger.
The one he is on my lap,
the fierce one he dreams himself to be.

While jumping off the table
he arises from the jungle.
When landing on the floor
he's a ball of fur
waiting to be petted.

Mr. Duality slips
towards the water bowl.
He sees a gazelle sipping
at the edge of a muddy pond,
inhales the poor souls fear
beneath his grasping paw.

But the judgment in his claws
tears my indigo scarf
into wispy shreds,instead.

In his eyes
I see the twin running away.

@copyright/all rights reserved/ 2010


Windsmoke. said...

Dreaming of a past life as a fierce predator of the jungle stalking a gazelle at the water hole. I could just imagine the scenes, well done again.

joanna said...


I could not help but think & smile how well suited this poem is in having a dual meaning, for it bodes well with the title of your 'blog'... in Norse mythology, a vard√łger is a ghostly double ...
and in Ancient Egyptian mythology, a "ka" was a tangible "spirit double.
A common knowledge in that we know how much the Ancient Egyptian's loved their cats.

Bravo--well done...on many levels.


A Cuban In London said...

Oh, what a beauty of a poem! Loved the jungle bit. We forget that cats are predators. :-)

Greetings from London.

Unknown said...

No doubt that pussy cats have that wild streak and vice versa! Pity about your scarf!

Lyn said...

Hi Windsmoke-
Thanks for your encouraging words!

Lyn said...

Hi joanny-
I'm so tied in with all you've said..thankfully aware of my connections, but always want to know more..have had my ghostly duo forever...not to fear!!

Lyn said...

Hi to A Cuban-
I love how cats seem to live in their own stories..especially when they stare at something that isn't there...for us!! Thanks..

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Forget about the scarf...what about the sofa?? Too late now...and yet I invite them in!!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

brilliant one...
well done.

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
I so appreciate your support..thank you!!

hedgewitch said...

You've done a good job with a hard subject--defining what makes a cat tick. Think you may have nailed both the wildness that's always there, and the vulnerability. Enjoyed it.

Lyn said...

Hi hedgewitch-
Cats have been watching me forever..trying to figure out what makes me tick!! I'm easier than they are!! Thanks!!

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

End of The Year Awards 4 Friends of Jingle or Jingle Poetry Community

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! xxx

keep up the excellence,

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Always good to hear from you..thanks so much!! Happy Holidays to you and yours!!


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