Writing with a cat on my lap

She’s purring on my lap right now,
Countess, who shredded my arm
two days ago, trying to kill Katisha,
whom I imprudently carried past her.

Katisha, our resident Abyssinian:
such huge dark eyes, long limbs,
tiny head, huge ears and supple grace
she inherits from her desert ancestors.

Countess: smaller, not so aristocratic,
also Abyssinian, but redder, cuddly,
with a troubled past: health issues
that have brought her to our fostering care.

Now she has left my lap to prowl
along the top of the warm radiator,
head down, a tiny lioness seeking
something she will not disclose.

I want to keep her longer than
the proposed three months, although
her plans include an assassination
I must oppose: but oh, she’s purring.

About riverwriter

Poet, playwright, duplicate bridge player, website designer, cottager, husband, father, grandfather, former athlete, carpenter, computer helper for my friends, theatre designer, backstage polymath, retired teacher of highschool English, drama, art, a baritone singer in a barbershop quartet, who knows what else? wordcurrents is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wordcurrents/ Doug also has a Facebook page, "Incognitio", related to his novels.
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2 Responses to Writing with a cat on my lap

  1. Raji says:

    Hi, Doug,
    Just read this one. I love it.

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