Retrieving The Morning Paper


In the morning

just before dawn

it is still dark and

still in pajamas

he makes a run for the paper

lying there on the driveway

like a dead bird that fell to earth

he hurries to pick it up

before a car comes

to catch him in its headlights

quickly back toward the front door

before anyone sees him

the next door cat does

he's been watching the whole time

from behind the bush next to the house

he thinks to himself

people are crazy to be up at this hour

this is the time meant for cats

people should not intrude

the cat tiptoes away


people make such fools of themselves

they don't have much sense

don't they know

the night belongs to cats.


◄ Managing Your Beard



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Thu 9th Jul 2020 11:51

😃 Maybe this is why cats bring you dead birds? Enjoyed it D.

Nicola Beckett

Thu 9th Jul 2020 00:17

I don't take you too serious, I've just seen approx seven of them pin a girl down fire things into her neck and body, seven staff
I need you ste whoever get me out of here x

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Stephen Gospage

Wed 8th Jul 2020 17:33

This is a mighty poem. I love it.

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 8th Jul 2020 15:29

A walk on the wild borrow the title of a film of younger days
which was graced with title credits (by Saul Bass) of a black cat on the prowl against a memorable jazzy score by Elmer Bernstein.
Or to borrow another film title: "Paperchase". 😎


Wed 8th Jul 2020 12:24

Cats are independent
and aloof
they have little regard for
who try to make them pets.

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