Monday, December 6, 2010
Ode to Max
I wrote a mock love poem to my cat, Max, this afternoon. He's one of the cutest things you'll ever meet - if you meet him that is, but he's quite shy, so he'd probably try to hide from you.
You are a lion of majesty
You are the clouds over the rolling hills of the prairie
You are the knight, valiantly slaying all invaders of the castle grounds
Oh, how I count the hours till I can sleep beside you!
Your soft breathing soothes my core
How your nails dig into my flesh
As if at any moment I might disappear!
How lonesome you make me feel, when you leave me in the middle of the night
When you leave my side
Your half of the bed, slowly growing cold
To cower under the futon bed you had been so content on a moment ago
How I wish to call out your name
To have you back by my side
I am unworthy
But I know when your next appearance will be
At five a.m.
Your mournful ridiculously-high-pitched pining beseeches me to open the bedroom door
And I know our night together is over
You will leave gifts for me on the front porch:
A mouse head for my mother to step on
Stuck to the bottom of her shoe
The surprised gasp that brightens my days
All because of you
Your ample frame glides across the floor with uncanny grace
Your back arches when I stroke you while you’re eating
Your affections are not easily earned
But you have chosen me
And we shall be together until the end