She sits on the edge
Of the raised bed
Only a handspan away
Challenging cat and human alike
To chase, to speak
To stare in awe at her audacity
Her brown feathers preened
And gleaming in the sunlight
Streaking through the branches
Yellow beak glowing
Like the morning sun
Undimmed, untrammeled
by any cloud or worries
As she rises to sing
her glorious song
And we sit
My cat and I
And bask in the sound

Although I also think cat
Is envisioning a snack!