by Patricia La Barbera
Don't ever think it's a mistake
that when we cross your path, you quake.
You see, we've quite a history
and cultivated mystery.
We think that it's quite suitable
for us to be inscrutable.
We also know that our eyes glow
much more than say, a calico.
But it would not be adventitious
if people thought that we were vicious,
so we have learned to hide our claws
successfully in velvet paws.