I was listening to music to dance to at the Miami Shores Show and picked this music that just reminded me of a cat, or rather, the music a cat would choose to dance to. I kept thinking of it after I went to bed and made this poem in my head. I finally got up and wrote it down. I never wrote a poem before...
Would she pirouette on her toes
in a tutu
or would she stomp a staccato
to a flamenco?
Would she promenade to a caller
at a hoedown
or would she rock in a club
I don't think she'd waste a stretch on that,
not my cat.
My cat would do a dance of grace and skill,
long slow stretching... arching...... reaching........
Then switch to a quiver, a shimmy and strike
a pose without a care.
She'd wave her paws in the air
as if there was something there she might want
then twitch an ear and raise a whisker in defiance
as she stares into your soul.
So you ask, if a cat would dance,
what dance would it be?
She'd hear the music in her soul
and dance Raks Sharki.
by Joani, (c)2001