I sat and watched a long black cat
With eyes of smoldering gold
She paced along a crumbling wall
A restless hunter’s prowl.
Then sprawled she in the sunlight’s warmth,
Her tail and ears a-twitch.
I saw inside her fiery eyes
A goddess clothed in flame
Then lightly came a long white cat
With grace in every step
She curled beside the black-fur one
A queen upon her throne
With tilted head of ruffled fur
She wore such elegance
I saw inside her storm grey eyes
A goddess clothed in rain.
Enshrouded in these four-foot queens
I suddenly could see
Where Chaos in her majesty
Met cooling, calm Serene.
I saw the worlds these two had crossed
The bloodied battlefields;
I saw the change brought in their steps,
The war left in their wake.
And then the black one tucked her head
Beneath the white one’s chin.
I saw where lightning meets the plain,
Where sun bathes in the sea.
No enmity between these two –
These goddesses of Change –
But only love of opposites:
The way the yin loves yang.