Two Cats at the Front Door

One feline leans toward

another’s fuzzy, perky ear,

“Watch. This is how it’s done.

Push. Push. Push just like this.

Push. When it opens, take off. Run.”

(Church shoes. Clack. Clack. Clack.

She double checks storm door’s clasp.)

“Oh, well, better luck next time.

Oh, couch, dear naptime, we’re back.”

5 comments

    • Hello, Sarah!
      I’m happy that you liked this playful romp with words. These 2 cats would love to venture outdoors. It was quite fun imagining their conversational chat about “getting out”.

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  1. Hi Jan

    What I really like about this charming and whimsical poem is the play between cats, one showing the other
    “how it done”. The action and dialogue in this piece create a sense of engagement not only between two playful felines but also the reader and the experience of the poem, itself.

    Push. Push. Push just like this.

    Push. When it opens, take off. Run.”

    (Church shoes. Clack. Clack. Clack.

    She double checks storm door’s clasp.)

    “Oh, well, better luck next time.

    I feel as if I know these two pets — lovely poem and one that put a smile on my face!
    Thank you,
    Wendy

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    • Hi, Wendy,

      So glad you enjoyed this lighthearted poem about my daughter’s cats who visit here & always wish to wander outdoors. (They are indoor felines.) They are mesmerized to watch outdoors from inside, & I’m delighted to watch their curiosity. Thanks for spending time with this poem & leaving some of your thoughts. Take care.

      Jan

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  2. Jantan, your playful felines are fun to watch in your words. They remind me of two outside cats at Rose Hill who negotiate the food bowl nearest the back door. It is fun watching the feral cat with no name from the woods stare at Beau, the cat who owns the Grandmother who feeds him. Feral Cat watches Beau eat until he is satisfied. Then FC arches hear and ears, asking, “Now? May I?” Beau backs away from the bowl and FC moves in. Thanks for reminding me of cat behavior.
    ptc

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