Suspicious Minds

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.

Suspicious Minds

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?


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