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The Cat's Rondel

written by: CTD Robinson



Tucked behind the door, he waits while I clutch
the pink mouse toy his claws long to touch.
One eye, then two, peek out into the room.
Will this be the moment, he decides to zoom?
A battle of wits tames, he stays—before the soar—
        tucked behind the door.

Boom! I fling the mini-beast, it clicks and it rolls.
The cat darts and skids upon the daring mole.
A turn, then a twist, the dance of this is it!
A paw swats and swings, in one final flit.
A moment too-soon struck, the cat returns for more,
        tucked behind the door.

CTD Robinson

CTD Robinson

CTD Robinson holds an MFA in creative writing from Lesley University and is currently working toward her MA at The Bread Loaf School of English, Middlebury College. She has taught creative writing in elementary schools and published nonfiction writing at Solstice Literary Magazine, Kripalu and The Dedham Times.
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