No, of course I don’t condone it;
I have enough religion left
to disapprove of pointless killing,
especially of victims totally defenseless.
Yet, that is what they both have done,
out of boredom and love of sport,
and here I am in bed between them,
sharing familial warmth and comfort,
admiring the beauty of their forms
as I watch them sleep in peace,
with no regret for their act of malice,
for the baby rabbit they have torn
apart with their vicious claws–
bloodthirsty felines living lawless.
T. Allen Culpepper