I have no patience
for cats on the bed,
vibrating it as they bathe,
muddy paws on the white duvet.
They rattle and shake, then settle
in to the prime real estate
where you have been homesteading
And we know who wins.
A human never wins against a cat,
we aren’t dogged enough.
Which is why I lock the cat
out of the bedroom at night,
and if I hear him meowing
at the door at 2 a.m.,
I pull the covers up tight
and fight the guilt
until I win.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *