Does this poem capture the essence of "Cat"?

... house cat, to be precise. That was my intention. Does the layout work? -- the internal rhyme? ***             "Cat-" Cat- rageous that    stages stealth itself as immobile    as the Sphinx of old... show more ... house cat, to be precise. That was my intention.
Does the layout work? -- the internal rhyme?

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            "Cat-"


Cat-
rageous
that
   stages stealth itself as immobile
   as the Sphinx of old while prey yet bold
   feels piercing eyes that stop it cold --
as on coiled air Cat pounces --
there! (oooooooooohhhhhhhh...allllMOST!)


Cat
pauses
licks
   paws its poise apparent toe to tail
   not a hint of shame no foil aflame
   just placid patience for the game
now still keen ears faint stirings
hear (thudump...thump..thudump)


Cat
senses
that
   thence is coming lumbering human
   to the grand armchair taboo when bare
   but filled with lap it's Cat's to share
with leaping grace Cat takes its
place (a swirl of fur that
magically transforms into
one long sonorous
infinite felinity
of purrrrrr....)


© 1999, 2010 Paul Amorose

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