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Cat Eyes

by Harriet A Bradfield

BEWARE the menace of her smile:
A demon, prisoned there.
Controls the lacquered hag-lined face
Which once was young and fair.

Beware her yellow-slitted eyes
Wild peering and inflamed:
Her kitten claws are sharpened
On vanities defamed.

(Attempting to preserve the original printed font).


𝔟𝔶 ℌ𝔞𝔯𝔯𝔦𝔢𝔱 𝔄 𝔅𝔯𝔞𝔡𝔣𝔦𝔢𝔩𝔡

𝔅𝔈𝔚𝔄ℜ𝔈 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔪𝔢𝔫𝔞𝔠𝔢 𝔬𝔣 𝔥𝔢𝔯 𝔰𝔪𝔦𝔩𝔢:
𝔄 𝔡𝔢𝔪𝔬𝔫, 𝔭𝔯𝔦𝔰𝔬𝔫𝔢𝔡 𝔱𝔥𝔢𝔯𝔢.
ℭ𝔬𝔫𝔱𝔯𝔬𝔩𝔰 𝔱𝔥𝔢 𝔩𝔞𝔠𝔮𝔲𝔢𝔯𝔢𝔡 𝔥𝔞𝔤-𝔩𝔦𝔫𝔢𝔡 𝔣𝔞𝔠𝔢
𝔚𝔥𝔦𝔠𝔥 𝔬𝔫𝔠𝔢 𝔴𝔞𝔰 𝔶𝔬𝔲𝔫𝔤 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔣𝔞𝔦𝔯.

𝔅𝔢𝔴𝔞𝔯𝔢 𝔥𝔢𝔯 𝔶𝔢𝔩𝔩𝔬𝔴-𝔰𝔩𝔦𝔱𝔱𝔢𝔡 𝔢𝔶𝔢𝔰
𝔚𝔦𝔩𝔡 𝔭𝔢𝔢𝔯𝔦𝔫𝔤 𝔞𝔫𝔡 𝔦𝔫𝔣𝔩𝔞𝔪𝔢𝔡:
ℌ𝔢𝔯 𝔨𝔦𝔱𝔱𝔢𝔫 𝔠𝔩𝔞𝔴𝔰 𝔞𝔯𝔢 𝔰𝔥𝔞𝔯𝔭𝔢𝔫𝔢𝔡
𝔒𝔫 𝔳𝔞𝔫𝔦𝔱𝔦𝔢𝔰 𝔡𝔢𝔣𝔞𝔪𝔢𝔡.