Caught You (Again)
by David Neubauer
“Noooo...” you say, for at least three beats.
Eyes cast down, but smiling.
Eyes back up, face trying to be blank.
I make a stupid face
(maybe an autistic duck this time),
and you burst out in giggles.
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
I track your cat down the hallway,
swaggering lazily with a sway to his gut.
I swoop in, eagle fast.
He makes a dumb face.
Not again, perhaps?
I walk into your room,
a warm fuzz in my arms - surveying
out the window, or his nemesis the snake -
You look up from your computer,
and as I dump him
unceremoniously next to you,
“I caught you a present!”
Posted on 10/25/2011
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