My Cat is a Wild Cat

The footballer’s field is
a mown meadow,
the actress
wears a dragonfly
broach on her breast.

My cat is a wild
cat, the ancestor
of the beast
that roamed, below
the miles and miles
of Scot’s pine.

The chicken on
the plate, the flesh
of a dinosaur’s
distant daughter.

Your cricket
bat is willow,
and your mobile forged
from a mine in the Congo.

Archimides was killed
by a lammergeier,
and the Germans use an eagle
as an emblem.

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