Cat and Mouse #poetry #deadlines



leaving me one morsel

follow affection’s trail

perfect is the trap

“sir, you are no mere cat!”


turn from being shunned

closer now you come

sidle Cheshire smile

“sit with me awhile”


again, I take the bait

no exit no escape

in your claws another mouse

 so many in this house


sand  another wall

this house has endless seasons

a poem on the stairs

up stairs

This  “Cat” poem (prompted by Poet’s United) was written on the stairs on a scrap of cardboard while I was sanding and prepping something else that doesn’t want to stay attached to my house.

I am nearing completion (next Wednesday my deadline) of a year-long remodel.  I look forward to writing the stories cluttering in my head.

More than a Man #poetry

the saint

Neither angel nor a fiend

can man be more or less

in life what he seems

it appears in death

he can be considerably more

set on a pedestal

something the saint never aimed for


Mere mortals

suns rise and set, life renewed

images in stone

The image is the icon for a popular TV series (and movie) called “The Saint.”

This week the Poet’s United prompt is Saint or Saintliness.

Sorry if I am not online and commenting as much as I would like. Below the remodel that has been taking up most of my waking hours. Nearing completion still means chair rail, wainscot and crown molding in several rooms. My son is coming to help me with the outdoors.