Sunday, December 10, 2017

Cat (Day 326)

Awake?
Get up.
Asleep? 
Not now.
Come here 
and pet me—
no, not there!
Fill my food bowl.
Scoop my box.
Stop knitting socks
and play with me, 
but only if we 
play the game 
you don’t enjoy.
Not with that toy!
Some wet food. 
NOW.
I’m cold, 
your lap Is warm.
I’m hot, please move 
your arm away.
Don’t pick me up
or try to hold me.
You’ll be sorry!
Brush my fur.
Not with that brush!
Now, come to bed—
I’ll purr for you,
unless you really
want me to.


For Charley, who inspired this poem. 
Today.

(c) 2017, by Hannah Six