Cat, Padden Creek Trail

Shouldn’t you be inside,
napping? Scratching the furniture
or carpet, climbing the drapes,
trashing the mini-blinds?
Asking for catnip and treats?

You, with the pale gray
and white fur, the vaguely
Saimese markings: you’re
a domesticated short-hair cat.
Housecat, as in inside a house.

I fear your hunting prowess,
fear for unwary squirrels and birds
even if you’re well-fed. They’re
no match for you. I can’t see
why you’re outside, not inside.


Andrew Shattuck McBride
NaPoWriMo 2014 ~ Day 33

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to Cat, Padden Creek Trail

  1. susanissima says:

    Sweet one. Dang I wish I weren’t allergic to felines! I just adore them but, you’re right, their hunters.

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