Aliens and Predators
A toxoplasma parasite has commandeered a rat
reprogramming the rodent's brain:
‘Take me to a cat'.
The rat has stowed aboard a ship, the galley cat's domain.
After a chat and playful pat
the rat's politely slain.
A foreign port with fishy smells attracts the cat to shore
where greedy feline eyes espy
a rainbow hued macaw.
Sidetracked to the jungle fringe where bearings fall awry,
it hesitantly lifts a paw
as evening blacks the sky.
Moonless, clouded, thickly foliaged jungle presses tight.
The crawling floor's a restless bed.
The wide-eyed cat's contrite.
Coiled above, a viper's membraned pits sense infrared.
It scans the cat's warm inner light
and slips by overhead.
Read this poem in other languages
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.
Comments about this poem (Aliens and Predators by Diane Hine )
(March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963)
(12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973)
(4 April 1928 - 28 May 2014)
(16 August 1920 – 9 March 1994)
(7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941)
(27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953)
(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967)
Edgar Allan Poe
(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849)
William Butler Yeats
(13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939)
- The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
- The Saddest Poem, Pablo Neruda
- Daffodils, William Wordsworth
- If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
- Alone, Maya Angelou
- Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
- Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
- Invictus, William Ernest Henley
- Winter Solstice, Jacqueline C Nash
- Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
Poem of the Day
- My last regret, Eliza Clair
- My Hometown Today, Dr Ronnie Bai
- Half ajar, Mark Heathcote
- Driftwood (II), Dr Ronnie Bai
- Indian Egnlish, Where Is It? Who The Spe.., Bijay Kant Dubey
- Blankets Of Silence, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
- Aisle of our hope's, Elvis Airohi
- A Little While, Luo Zhihai
- Tomb-sweeping Day, Miss Our Grandpa and .., Luo Zhihai
- Not Tied To Limits Of Reality, RoseAnn V. Shawiak