Stop Holding Out

And then my cat
looked up at me
relaying that
she’d been to see
her empty dish
and that her wish
was for some more

(C) Stephen W. Buchanan 2020

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

11 thoughts on “Stop Holding Out

  1. A very accurate portrait of a cat, especially if it would normally find food in its dish at that time. I refer you to an old poem of mine:

    A Matter of Habit

    Feed a cat once at three o’clock,
    and you’ve set a precedent.

    Feed a cat twice at three o’clock,
    and you’ve created a pattern.

    Feed a cat thrice at three o’clock,
    and for the rest of its life
    the cat will look at you
    with expectation in its eyes
    as it goes to check its food bowl
    each day at three o’clock.

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    1. Thank you! And your poem is very good! One thing you missed, “Feed a cat at three o’clock after the time changes, you confuse them for weeks!” At least, that’s the case with my cats. 🙂

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