Animal Thoughts

Written for:  Sunday Muse #218

I have my eye
on you.  My
golden iris
looks into
your heart.

Can't wait to get home!
Can't wait to get home!
My mom is gonna be
so surprised when she 
sees the gift I found
for her.
Ach, it's tough
getting old.  I
remember my dog
days of swimming
across the lake.
Now I have to paddle
to keep my head
above water.
Maybe camping out
was not my brightest
idea.  Brought my
special blankie,
and bright lantern.
I hope it guides
you to me.  It's cold.
Haven't mastered the art
of hide-'n-seek.  I peek.
Of course, this chair
with its spaces is not
the best place to hide.
Dog is rolling on the 
floor laughing at me–big
oaf.  Uh oh, they've
spotted my beach glass
green eyes.  I'm a goner.
I am a kitten,
smitten with this
piano.  The keys
are the perfect
hardness to teethe on.

Photograph by Andrew Martilla
I know I'm a 
good looking 
cat, but enough
with the pictures.
They didn't want
anyone to see
this one, so I am
only showing it
to you.  Notice
how astute I am
at getting my eyes
all screwy, and tongue
to loll out to
the side.  Phooey
on photos.

No cat on a
hot tin roof
am I.  What a
view!  'Course
the photographer
manipulated this
photo.  All the
buildings are short,
and made of Leggos.
As far as gags go,
this one's a doozy.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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6 Responses to Animal Thoughts

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    Ah, the one that touched my heart is the old black dog who looks just like Pup did………….sigh. Ten years later and I still miss him. I always will. He was my wild boy.


  2. Carrie V. H. says:

    I love them all, but my favorite is the dog with a gift for his mum!!! Hope you have a wonderful week Sara!


  3. Gillena Cox says:

    Bravo!!! Nice set Sara.



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