Saturday, February 20, 2021

Sunday Muse Poem ~~ The Cat

 


The Cat 

it began with expectancy,  
a night with The Cat, 
Halloween one 
her cat 
a night of fun

tonight, 
though he rubbed her leg
begged to be petted 
or scratched, 
even so,
he seemed to be 
melancholy 

The Cat,
he'd been like that before 
ended the night 
showing his meanness 
in various ways 
sometimes 
drawing scarlet from 
her veins, arm legs back 
and thighs 

this night was like that 
only worse 
he scratched 
and clawed and 
bit her everywhere 
she was oozing red 
even from beneath 
her clothes

pounced on her throat 
teeth seemed like a 
vampire's fangs 
deep they sank 
she could hardly breath, 
his body pressing hard 
against her larynx, 
there for his 
taking 

by strength she didn't know she had
she grabbed him by the throat and 
picked him up, his claws thrashing
he was gasping for air now, 
pushing himself away

she ran with him that way
threw him into his kennel. 
out on the back porch 
 there to stay until 
he gets nice 
again

another night 
another fight 
this time 
meaner than before 
time to be serious with 
him? 

her cat, 
The Cat, 
her one and only 
true love 

should she tell her dad 
could she tell her dad 
 _ _ _ 

 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2021, All Rights Reserved 
 - Photo furnished by Fireblossom, at the link below, for our inspiration to write 
 - I am linked with Fireblossom at Sunday Muse #148, http://thesundaymuse.blogspot.com/2021/02/sunday-muse-148.html?m=1 

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10 Comments:

At Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:05:00 AM, Blogger qbit said...

Goodness! (or badness?)

 
At Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:34:00 AM, Blogger C. Sandlin said...

Yes. Call someone. :) Great sense of underlying threat!

 
At Sunday, February 21, 2021 7:36:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

OMG what a fierce write

Happy Sunday Jim

Much💗love

 
At Sunday, February 21, 2021 10:21:00 AM, Blogger indybev said...

Discomfiting for sure!

 
At Sunday, February 21, 2021 11:44:00 AM, Blogger Helen said...

WOW! Having doubts about his redemption. WOW.

 
At Sunday, February 21, 2021 3:21:00 PM, Blogger ms_lili said...

Dark and forboding! The threat of what's to come is palpable. This will not end well.

 
At Sunday, February 21, 2021 4:03:00 PM, Blogger Carrie Van Horn said...

That darn cat!!!

 
At Monday, February 22, 2021 4:49:00 AM, Blogger Fireblossom said...

Bloodthirsty cats and the women who love them too much? Or something?

 
At Tuesday, February 23, 2021 7:15:00 PM, Blogger purplepeninportland.com said...

All very mysterious, Jim.

 
At Wednesday, February 24, 2021 6:10:00 AM, Blogger Paspii said...

I c 2 cats. Black is new black apparently. Nice Shot!

 

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