Cat and Mouse #poetry #deadlines



leaving me one morsel

follow affection’s trail

perfect is the trap

“sir, you are no mere cat!”


turn from being shunned

closer now you come

sidle Cheshire smile

“sit with me awhile”


again, I take the bait

no exit no escape

in your claws another mouse

 so many in this house


sand  another wall

this house has endless seasons

a poem on the stairs

up stairs

This  “Cat” poem (prompted by Poet’s United) was written on the stairs on a scrap of cardboard while I was sanding and prepping something else that doesn’t want to stay attached to my house.

I am nearing completion (next Wednesday my deadline) of a year-long remodel.  I look forward to writing the stories cluttering in my head.


17 thoughts on “Cat and Mouse #poetry #deadlines

  1. I well know the patching and restoring of old houses. Good for you nearing completion!!!!! I remember when you began, and you have persevered. Love the poem…..cats do love bringing mice indoors….


  2. This is a delightfully cheerful reminder of how pragmatic if not clacluting a cats hunting and survival skills can be – all power to the cat! And careful on those stairs!


  3. I can imagine your cat rubbing up against your leg as you sit on the stairs, scribbling on your cardboard. Oops! There goes the pencil!


  4. Cats do like to prove their worth with depositing mouse carcasses proudly for owners to marvel at. As kids we were the ones to clean up the corpses to put in the trash as mother was too squeamish about them!


  5. Who can dispute thr enigma that is a cat? Each one so different, so unpredictable, yet each as the other and guaranteeing the willing enslavment of all human admirers.


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