Categorically Complicated


Cassie and Amber getting along on the cottage verandah.

Cat politics, with ifs or buts,
Are busy driving me quite nuts,
Blackit, at main house, Amber swats,
So Amber cottage yearns for, lots.

The trouble is, I wish she’d cease
Not leaving timid M in peace —
She beats her up now every night
And then she runs from me on sight.

And M, instead of standing ground,
Dives under kist, and yells resound;
So I dash in, and Amber flees,
In fear of evident degrees.

And yet, today, she sat on chair
On our verandah, with me there,
And also Cassie who, as well,
Prefers it here, as one may tell.

While M stayed just inside the door
And nonchalantly licked a paw,
And when it came to time for feed,
The whole three gathered here at speed.

Plus Mister Mack, who’s problem solved
By just remaining uninvolved,
So three at main house lives are spent,
Pearl, Blackit, Katie, there frequent.

But Katie chases Black and Pearl,
And Pearl comes to give M a whirl —
And also Amber chases, though
They were close kittens, as we know.

Now M and Amber locked inside
The cottage — will they this abide?
If they together night can spend
The feuding they may both well mend.

© May 2019 Colonialist
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About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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8 Responses to Categorically Complicated

  1. The joys of having cats

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  2. Tom says:

    When you aren’t looking, Col, they’re all the best of pals! 🙂

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  3. Dis jammer katte kan so luidkeels kla – anders kon mens hulle net los om dit uit te baklei!

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  4. disperser says:

    You’re not letting them watch the News, are you? Because that would explain everything about their behavior.

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  5. David Davis says:

    Cassie and Amber look like our cats Ernest and William, grey and cream tabbies.

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