Cat Rhetoric

The wet, emburred coat (striped orange)
is the Zapruter film
rained down and relinquished
by the mowed turf,
gesticulating its self-evidence,
with a Warren Report as
plausible as the clumsy truth
of kitten Stan's
A.W.O.L. scurry from the home
Stan's here in the dog bed by some chance
when we get home and begin
to blink, totaling certainties in a slow phrase
He's dry eerily soon, but, poker-faced,
changes the subject with
indisputable squawks for his dinner