Poem to Be Entitled Five Haiku

by William J. Higginson

attentive cat

these flies circling

the bored cat


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 Haiku Magazine 6:1&2, 1974, page 20 (see PDF). Also in Paterson Pieces: Poems 1969–1979, Fanwood, New Jersey: Old Plate Press / From Here Press, 1981, page 19.