Southpaw

Yes, it’s a cat poem, so scratch me. Art by RS Grafiko

My cat is a lefty.

When my writing

Is interrupted

By a hairball

Blocking my stanzas.

He bats me

Into sense

With a left hook

To the pant leg

Snagging my sock

Giving me that dilated  

Cat-eye look

of poetic importance

That would melt a thousand

Lovers’ hearts.

He has those pupils

I long to perfect

Rolls to reveal his tender belly

Like a dog of words

Softest fur exposed.

As I try to step over him

On my way for a second

Glass of inspiration

He counters with a right

Claw caught firmly in my verse

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34 Responses to Southpaw

  1. Hey Elan, you’ve just described my home.

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  2. Love the southpaws!

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  3. Ralph says:

    Every (fe)..Line, Purrr-fectly fun..

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  4. walttriznastories says:

    Great poem appreciated by a writer and cat owner.

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  5. I really like this one. I would like to reblog so my daughter can read it. She is also a cat lover…:)

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  6. mikadofrenzy says:

    purfect post!

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  7. Sally says:

    That cat is a powerful muse and a hard critic. But the results is worth it!

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  8. I loved this! My cat will sit and gently extend his paw until he taps your leg and then when you bend to pet him he sits on his hind legs and stands up with both front paws high in the air! Then he’ll grab your hand with his front paws and pull it down to him. So cute 🙂

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  9. Just Joan says:

    Wonderful portrayal of cat helping writer — mine does it, too. She likes to touch my touch-screen with her paws, rotating the view, making the icons bigger or smaller, etc. Takes her two seconds to mess it up and me, two hours to fix it. 🙂

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  10. Joyful2bee says:

    Loved this poem!! Keep up the good work!!

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  11. I need a nice light one tonight. Thanks for the chuckles, from one cat lover to another…

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  12. Robyn Haynes says:

    Clever and playful!

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  13. Such lovely writing!

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  14. Loved this! Perfect descriptions if how it is.

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  15. skat says:

    Terrific piece! Charlie and Prudie salute you and Mr. Fry. As do I.

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  16. My cats like to get in the act while I’m writing. When they want my attention, they don’t just pussyfoot around.

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  17. anitalubesh says:

    ‘glass of inspiration’. I can live with that. I enjoyed that.

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  18. Hitlebb says:

    Reblogged this on Devious Words and commented:
    Southpaw from a cat’s paw

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