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stalking the dot

by Maria Francesca

my human's a good one -
well-mannered and sweet;
her softly clad lap makes an adequate seat

she catches on quickly -
she learns what she's taught
but I wish she'd get rid
of that little red dot:

that little red dot
that runs round the room -
one day it will meet
with its well-deserved doom

it thinks it will beat me -
I swear it will not;
one day I will murder that little red dot!

my life is quite lovely
my world is in tune
I snack in the mornings
then slumber 'til noon

I'm never too hungry,
too cold,
or too hot -
it all would be perfect
except for that dot

that little red dot
that darts round the floor -
I chase it until I can't run anymore

it thinks it outsmarts me
but it will be caught -
one day I will murder that little red dot!

11/13/2013

Author's Note: I love that laser pointer...not sure my cat agrees.

Posted on 11/13/2013
Copyright © 2021 Maria Francesca

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 11/16/13 at 07:41 PM

Excellent way of conveying this, through your 'cat's eyes.'...and mind. And having two of my own, with my own laser pointer, one which goes crazy for it, sure can relate. :) Thanks for the well worded reminder.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 11/16/13 at 07:47 PM

PS: Excellent title!

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