stalk and pounce

(A tribute to Bast – as seen through one of her emissaries with whom I live . . .)

She IS
black radiance
ultimate grace
unobscuring
unpretentious
raw raving rapture
forever pure
and sure of herself
the Moment in motion
smells the prey
within her eyes
as pupils dilate
precision paws
extended claws
become the mouse
become the bird
become the string
she’s everything
and everywhere she wants

to be
sharp
freeing blood
living love
because it’s fun
to stalk . . .
and pounce.

poem and photo by Judy Kennedy ©

If you’re interested in the Egyptian Cat Goddess Bast, here are some links to start with:

http://wuzzle.org/cave/catlore1.html
http://paganwiccan.about.com/od/egyptianpanth/p/bast.htm
http://www.angelfire.com/empire2/egyptianconnection/Gods/Bast.html

May what is discovered here benefit all beings...