Noblesse Oblige

FourNobleTruths

what is
            Noble
about suffering
and the causes of

what is
           Noble
about cessation
and the way of

fuck
        Noble

give me sleep
deep
dreamless
                   Sleep

plug me back
into the matrix
carve the
                 Noble
from my soul
replace it with the
                                Mediocre

let
    Salieri
compose my mass
while
         Wolfie
laughs atop his
                           Noble
rod

fuck
        Noble

i will be a
                Cat

i will clean and kill and sleep and purr
at will
at whim
but
       never
when asked
           expected
           wanted
needed

i will be a
                  Cat

i will delight in the chase and mourn not
the dead
for the dead are
                             easily
replaced
as mice
as humans
                    always
are

i will be a
                 Cat

i will believe that perhaps
just perhaps
the next
                toy
will fight a bit harder
will live a bit longer
so that i
might come to know the
                                            colour
of mercy

i will be a
                 Cat

for as many nine-lived samsaras as i can
they will call me
                             Cassie
and never know
                            why

but i will know
i
    will
know

i will be a
                Cat

no longer a sphynx
but a riddle-less
                                 Cat

and the truths i tell
will be plain
             clear
             clamorous
and
            irrefutable

but not
              Noble
no

i will be a
                Cat

and never be
                        Noble
again
© srogers 10 june 2009

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