For the Love of Absurdity
I had a cat once, then who hasn’t?
But mine was odd, or you might say normal,
It ate choc chip biscuits
While sitting on the lounge
Dressed always in its favourite onesie.
I did at times question why
But the cat would stop purring
Give me its evil eye
Munch its teeth into another choc chip
and settle back further into the lounge chair.
I tried it with a scratching pole
But it said it was far too cold
Then I enticed it with a rubber mouse
But it spat and said wake up you idiot
I’m not a cat given over to bribes
You better get more of these choc chip munchies.
It would sit after eating in resplendent delight
Licking the crumbs from off its vast front
Telling me, I’d best behave as it had the power
Believe it or not
To send me out to the yard in the dark.
So, the cat and I learned to respect the others space
I bought it biscuits, it cleaned its face
It wore the aqua onesie from February till November
Then sported a festive one with great big claws.