Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wizardly wishes

The stray black-haired cat,
Stellar blue-eyes, sat
On the steps to my home,
His mouth purring, "Come."

My hand outstretched,
His whiskers fetched.
The wish, I advanced:
My heart be lanced

By a stunning apparition
Of sudden transmutation.
I shook as I stood
And then understood

What the cat-form became:
"Merlin's my name."

posted to Read Write Poem prompt #80:
what i could never tell my mother