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My Familiar: A Halloween Sonnet

written by: Kim Sosin


My black cat is my witches familiar
although my gray cat is my little love
They fight, so I must be the conciliar
or black and gray fur rain down from above.

Gray cat snuggles up next to me at night.
While black cat is out doing ... who knows what?
If I need black for a cute little fright
he is right here strutting his flaunting strut.

Until one day I need to cast a spell
Black cat is off chasing a little mouse.
Gray cat and I give him a lusty yell
Black familiar is nowhere in the house.

Even a witch at height of her power
Can’t herd a small black cat for an hour.

Kim Sosin

Kim Sosin

Kim McNealy Sosin is an Emerita Professor of Economics at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Her post-retirement interests include writing and photography. Her poems and photographs have appeared in Fine Lines, Failed Haiku, Daily Haiga, Voices from the Plains, Landscape Magazine, The Heron’s Nest, Wanderlust Journal, Ekphrastic Review, and Sandcutters.
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