A Stakeholder

Some one runs down
from the attic.
He is all dark.

Jumps with a thud
stealthily walks
see a ray of white.

Scared. I rush
to pick a stick
most to guard myself.

The figure turns
looks at me
scurries fast.

It is not even a foot.
black and shiny.
starts to crawl.

Watch it from afar
could not make out
what it is?

Not a human
for sure. Could it be
a mammal?

I go ahead, hear
a sound, being
a feeble one.

It is from the
four legged creature.
I stand brave.

The miscreant,
a cat, shares
my home.