The Wisdom of Cats

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The phone rings late in the afternoon

She says she wants to see me tonight

I take another drink and contemplate the dance


Dark hair and a smile that cuts to the truth of the matter

Taking what she wants and leaving the rest

She turns over and draws the covers to her


And the damn cats look at me disapprovingly

I let them out to search for better company in the alley

She says, “Leave the bastards to the night and come back to bed.”


I can’t take my mind off them

seeking what they may in their wanderings

Prowling carelessly about in the dark

in the freedom of the furtive shadows


Perhaps visiting other astral planes

or consulting with the Old Gods

Who really knows?


Pulling at me from under the covers with impatience

“Are you going to stay here with me,

or do you want to join them?”, she says

Scratching the day’s stubble on my face,

I weigh the merits

◄ Exes

Feeding Time ►


Nicola Beckett

Fri 29th Jan 2021 08:46

Oooh I'm sorry. Yes they do know things do cats. It's a wonderful poem. Sorry if I sounded disapproving. My cat tends to scratch or bite anyone who hasn't got good intentions for me. Xx you be well too

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Mike McPeek

Fri 15th Jan 2021 21:02

Thanks for your thoughts Nicola! There was no cheating going on here, LOL. I was trying to convey that the cats did not approve of the company I was keeping in a not very fulfilling relationship. Be well!


Nicola Beckett

Fri 15th Jan 2021 12:08

Cats see the windows of souls and can see other dimensions too. So anything naughty you are getting up to like cheating they will know and hence the disapproving looks

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