The Cat This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

All was silent,
A gentle breeze caressing buildings,
The snow fell, coating the ground.
A light flickered on.

A black cat tiptoed.
Grazing the snow
As if a ghost.
The cat disappeared,
The light flickered off.

The silence broke,
A trash can toppled.
The sound of rats everywhere,
The light flickered on.

A swift, clean, precise blow,
Silent, stealthy, the black cat.
No squeal of pain, no shriek of terror,
Simply death.
The light flickered off.

Blood leaked
As the cat sipped.
The sound of the cat disappeared,
The sound of the rat,
Dragged through the snow.
The light remained off.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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babypaw100 said...
May 31, 2009 at 8:49 pm
wonderful simple, but wonderful
Katze54 said...
Jan. 13, 2009 at 6:57 pm
Nice poem.....
BabyGirl said...
Oct. 30, 2008 at 7:53 pm
This is the best poem i have ever read and i wouldn't change anything about it!!
jil said...
Oct. 17, 2008 at 4:21 pm
it is so cool and cute
madison.reece1995 said...
Sept. 10, 2008 at 5:27 pm
this article was awesome i am a big cat fan. i have a few of my own. :]
VampireCriss said...
Aug. 27, 2008 at 11:31 am
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