I had a busy day, which is why this post is so late. (I do like to get my poem done earlier in the day or it weighs around my ankle like a weight.) But because I was busy, I didn’t have time to develop the poem I thought I was going to write. This is much more lighthearted poem instead. I can live with that. ^_^ The prompt was to take a look at Elvis Presley’s “Suspicious Minds” and write a prompt based on the words, or on the idea…. Anyway, here it is.
Our two cats Suzie and Emmett
(both rescued animals) live an
idyllic life. They are fed twice
daily, they have endless room to
play, catnip (on occasion), toys
and sunny windowsills galore
on which they lay and snore in cat-
tish lazy bliss. But things have changed.
Recently we’ve been nurturing
kittens whose feral mother dropped
them off in our back yard like an
ill-timed, thoughtless Christmas present
They’re getting bigger by the day
and, in fact, are becoming more
friendly too. And poor Emmett and
poor Suzie somehow seem to think
that soon, soon these usurpers will
take their places in our hearts. Who
knows what scenarios their sus-
picious kitty minds engender?