It took a cat's lifetime
to give me a voice
that could speak my truths,
and it will take you the other eight
to figure out how to silence me.
I have no intentions of hiding in your offered shadows
when I could bask in my own sunlight,
freedom in the feline way
as I walk my path,
conquering new heights
while you remain rooted to the unforgiving ground,
watching me soar.