Songbird

My Cat

eyes on me from across the room 
uh, hi 
always follow me into the bath 
just… why 
want attention till I try to give it then it’s
haha, 
okay bye 
 
we’re besties but you get a little testy when it’s five in the evening and your dinner plate’s still empty 

petty 

wait till I clean to make a mess 
add fur to my clothes every time I get dressed and make a point to lick your butt in front of guests 

2am booger boos and a five chorus choir 
but if I said I’d change a thing you could call me a liar 
because you know how I feel just by meeting my eyes 
life gets too scary you let me hold you tight
guard me in the darkness of night 
when only you can see 
when it’s just you, me, and the powers that be 

just my cat 

some people would call you that
but I trust you more then any of those people and that’s a fact 
hmmm…. think I said what I had to say 

time for a nap 

  • Author: Spitfire (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 23rd, 2022 11:26
  • Category: Friendship
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  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.

Comments3

  • J.H.Byron-Nuel

    I’m more of a dog person but I know of the companionship those little friends bring.

  • orchidee

    Good write S. We have two cats, brother and sister born on same day. They don't relate to each other that much. The tom cat goes out more. Queen (lady) cat stays indoors more.

  • L. B. Mek

    Brilliant!
    such an intimate yet fun read,
    you showcase wonderful skill
    thank you, dear poet
    '2am booger boos and a five chorus choir
    but if I said I’d change a thing you could call me a liar
    because you know how I feel just by meeting my eyes
    life gets too scary you let me hold you tight
    guard me in the darkness of night'



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