Richard Brautigan

(January 30, 1935 – September 14, 1984 / Tacoma, Washington)

Surprise

Poem by Richard Brautigan

I lift the toliet seat
as if it were the nest of a bird
and I see cat tracks
all around the edge of the bowl.


Comments about Surprise by Richard Brautigan

  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (2/23/2020 10:21:00 AM)

    as one who's lived with cats, this made me smile—something funny observed and, wisely in my view, left just as it is. - gk(Report)Reply

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  • Alison mujati (2/23/2020 5:21:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem o like it so much(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (2/23/2020 2:31:00 AM)

    Muse of the house,
    Muse of your residence.


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003