• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 08

The Priest

He was a priest preaching
to caged birds and leashed dogs;
the crow cawed from behind
to sing the chorus after morning prayers,
as the dogs looked upon in silence.

He felt like he knew them well:
their wants, their wishes -
their search for freedom
behind locked doors!

He placed
the Three Cats
on a pedestal:
closer to his heart where
they could guard his Soul
so delicately hidden
beneath his brown coat.

He etched his Love
for his Loyal followers
on the wooden doors
"Bird & Dog Fancier",
it read -
the camera clicked
as he stared right ahead!
the Cats looked away,
the crows cawed,
the dogs stood in silence
after the morning prayers.