by Katha Pollitt
It's better to be a cat than to be a human.
Not because of their much-noted grace and beauty—
their beauty wins them no added pleasure, grace is
only a cat's way
of getting without fuss from one place to another—
but because they see things as they are.
(the rest of the poem is at The Writer's Almanac)
Laura has the Poetry Friday roundup this week at her blog, Author Amok.