Curiosity and the Cat

I know what curiosity

Compelled the cat

It was his opposite

That took him aback


His soul mate

Of himself a mirror

And to himself

A grievous error


Love can be so sad


And never to be had

But he relies on hope


Played at with paw

Inspected and espied

Unnoticed fatal flaw

Like a time bomb ticking


Love killed the cat