Malevolent cat and counter-cat
Did weight with their awesome pause
A settled spy in each encamp
Foreseen and untoward 

An outpost hot for centuries
They inspect each year gone by
Thrusting upon the bonfire great
The feast that they require

The burning whim of animal
A cut designed by fate
Marches down and pulls it up
That life they took to break

 So now they whisk untenderly
Their hiding place undone 
Between a pair of feline woes 
A skittish skirmish won