The kitten is up the tree
And it kept going - a riff on urgency
The kitten is up tree
Today the kitten found herself in a bit of a predicament. She ran from the house through an open door. Outside, she was overwhelmed by the options afforded to her. To a small furry kitten, the great outdoors is a bit much. She bolted this way. She darted that way.
Then she saw our willow tree.
Up she went about. She climbed just over six feet to a crook, an elbow in the tree. She saw she could go higher. She continued, 10 feet to a delightful perch there. Moments later? Her tail puffed up. She was confused. She made a mistake and looked down,
She yeowled her dissatisfaction with her predicament. Not wanting to fling herself into our waiting hands, afraid to jump. She continued still higher.
Up up up she went,
Finally she was well up the tree. At first, she was driven by an opening. She found an opportunity.
Having followed that opportunity quite a ways up, the branches became weak. The firmament felt less firm - flimsy even. The branches thinned o…