Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,546 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

The Cat Comes & Does His Cat Things - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

I thank him for that.
I stroke his fur & he purrs.

He stretches & stretches his stretches.

He vainly attempts to knead my belly into
some sort of shape
that a cat can take a nap in.

But my belly fat defeats him.
He gives in & naps on my lap.

He turns over like a motor
like a sleep & purr generator.

After an hour he deigns to wake
& with a smikr on his face

allows me to feed him.

I'm grateful to my cat for being
a cat
&
for doing
whatever & whenever
the mood takes him.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 14, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 11, 2011


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