Dónall Dempsey

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

The Cat & I - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

We prowl
around the room

the cat
& I

unable to settle
until you return

sitting on the settee
until you return

then - on the floor

(both eying the door)

it
sitting
on me

both stretching listlesly

(strange bedfellows)

yawning in synchonicity

out of restlessness
& boredom

until the turning
of a key

magically
produces you

both
cat
&
I

...purring!


Comments about The Cat & I by Dónall Dempsey

  • (1/16/2008 2:11:00 PM)

    Breathless 'Anticipaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaation! ' Oh, that wonderful sense of loneliness...waiting...hoping...needing....and fulfillment with just the sound of the key turning in the lock.............fulfillment! (Report)Reply

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  • (1/16/2008 1:49:00 PM)

    I could read your writing all day long. Doesn't matter what it is, its always good. -shannon (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 28, 2008


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