Through a Cat’s Eye

Through a Cat’s Eye

A Poem by David Werrett


Assume that you could see all the things in life

Through a cat’s eye.

To stare and not be seen. What would you see?


Brown grass bent by summer’s heat,

winter’s snow upon the window ledge,

fluff upon the floor.


Instead, would you wish to see into the souls

of those who have no time to look at you?


With pressing problems of their own upon their minds,

they move in front of you in rhythm déjà vu.


Like the clock upon the wall,

time will take its toll of all.


You blink and change the scene

To suns and moons and starry things

that whorl and swing.


You float above the common world,

you turn the eye upon yourself.


Do you see more clearly

when you see through other eyes?

Do your eyes despise the life they see?


Take my offer, traveler-in-time.

To see well, you must adopt

the vision of the cat.

David H. [d. h.] Werrett, a former professional pilot and businessman, successfully incorporates both skills in his writing, but with quirky twists. David has self-published two fiction adventure novels available on Amazon, Kobo, and Smashwords. A third book of selected poems and short-stories will be available in the fall of 2019. 

David has this to say about his writing career, “As a young child I was always conjuring up stories and filling them with colorful characters, sharing them with anyone who would listen. Since then, I’ve progressed quite a bit to formulating longer and more complex stories and sharing them with much larger audiences. As a professional storyteller, I’m adept at using my imaginative and creative flair to bring my stories to life in engaging and entertaining ways.” Visit Dave Werrett,