Little tawny tigers, the three kittens
who’ve come visiting.
New, hesitant mews that voice
wonder. Tawny eyes consumed
by curiosity at the sights
and sounds of a new world.
A door closing. A scraping chair.
The rustle of a curtain…
make them jump, shrink
into a corner. Not for long,
soon, they are climbing, peeping
hiding and seeking.
Again. Natural learners, learning
in life’s pen.
A, B and C. With identical coats,
they play tricks on the eyes. Here
and there and there too!
Maddening! Funny! A repeating loop
in nature’s software!
Cat-heaven comedy – in real life!
Three beige balls of fur
curled in a bunch on the cushion.
Three biscuity heads fighting
each other for bowl space.
Three streaks chasing passing shadows.
A, B and C – three little kittens
wearing one tiger face!