Poem to Be Entitled Five Haiku

        by William J. Higginson

attentive cat
these flies circling

the bored cat
                            lifts

one paw and watches
the buzzing fly

the cat

(is surely a god
to this fly)

varies his diet
with a fly

on the linoleum

the green glint
of thorax


From Paterson Pieces: Poems 1969–1979, Fanwood, New Jersey: Old Plate Press / From Here Press, 1981, page 19.