A few feathers dangled on string and rod
turns cat into kitten—plucks her from years
of majesty into furry belly-
up stretching reaching paddling paws with claws.
Fury and purrs seduce, admiration
turns gleeful and concentrated on cat-
kitten’s serious hunt until human
turns into tender tricky puppeteer.
Symbiosis! Feeder and fed, leader
and led, a Mobius strip of marriage—
yet observers well may ask who owns whom
and why they each pretend to love the game.
For my prompt
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© 2016 Susan L. Chast