Quiet Beneath the Stars

She skulks over to next door in night’s darkness

Surprisingly calm and reserved with a mission

A brown and white calico kitten is trapped,

Needing a release from its cold captivity,

from uncaring, abusive owners that don’t

Properly care for the two-week-old angel.

The human snatches the kitten up swiftly.

In response, it starving and injured, yawns,

as both trot back into a warm, safe haven.

The human knew she illegally trespassed,

But she deemed it necessary to save a life,

A life, an animal’s life she holds with great

Admiration even though others may disagree.

The human hero isn’t an animal rights activist

She is respectful to all living beings at all times.

–Maria Mocha © 2006

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