An Ode To Cats

An ode to these wonderful
four legged creatures
with the tiniest and
simply cutest of features-
they are the only animal
split straight down the line
of personalities that are
either evil or divine;
one quarter fur balls
and another gentle kneading
the third part ungracious
reminders for feeding.
Perhaps the part of cats
most diabolically profound
is their need to push off ledges
anything not bolted down.
But on the other hand
(or paw, one might say)
is how perfect cats are
when enticed to cuddle or play!
When they sprawl on your stomach
or curl up under your chin
you must have that cat
before your nap can truly begin.
Unroll some yarn
so that they can play, sir
or if you want things to get lit
better pull out the laser!
A guilty pleasure
for one and for all
is watching your poor cat
chase the dot up the wall.
Lord have mercy on us
when they reject expensive new food
and when our toilet paper or sweaters
suffer the wrath of their mood.
Blinding is the glory of
a cute cat after a bad day
how quickly a soft belly
can make the stress melt away.
So when you’re in the trenches
of smelly cat litter poop scoops
please remember all of the times
your cat has suffered nose boops.
To adorable, squishy felines
we raise a saucer of milk
to the cute ones and the evil ones
with their fur soft as silk.



Books Read in 2018 (33)

1.Little Women – Louisa May Alcott
2.The Waves – Virginia Woolf
3.We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
4.Devotion – Patti Smith
5.Curtain – Agatha Christie
6.Look At The Birdie – Kurt Vonnegut
7.How To Be Both – Ali Smith
8.Even The Page Is White – Vivek Shraya
9.Men Without Women – Ernest Hemingway
10.Surprise Me – Sophie Kinsella
11.Childhood’s End – Arthur C. Clarke
12.Jane Austen: A Radical – Helena Kelly
13.Fascism: A Warning – Madeleine Albright
14.Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut
15.Gallow’s View – Peter Robinson
16.Exit West – Mohsin Hamid
17.A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
18.A Dangerous Crossing – Ausma Zehanat Khan
19.We Tell Ourselves Stories In Order To Live – Joan Didion
20.Beowulf – Translated by Burton Raffel
21.Tangerine – Christine Mangan
22.The Last Black Unicorn – Tiffany Haddish
23.Atonement – Ian Mcewan
24.A Moveable Feast – Ernest Hemingway
25.Scrappy Little Nobody – Anna Kendrick
26.The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society  – Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
27.The Wife – Meg Wolitzer
28.Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
29.I’m Afraid Of Men – Vivek Shraya
30.Seriously… I’m Kidding – Ellen DeGeneres
31.The Outsider – Albert Camus
32.Public Library – Ali Smith
33.The Hours – Michael Cunningham