WE BUILT THIS KITTY

We built this kitty
We built this kitty on rock and roll
Built this kitty
We built this kitty on rock and roll

Call me a crazy cat lady, say it to my face
Four cats may be too many, we need a bigger place
Knee deep in the cat box, scooping left and right
Too much canned food means they’re stinking up the night

NuNu plays the mamba, listen to the radio
Don’t you remember?
We built this kitty
We built this kitty on rock and roll

We built this kitty
We built this kitty on rock and roll
Built this kitty
We built this kitty on rock and roll

Someone’s always chasing cat toys in the hall
Who cares if it’s 4am? Gotta chase that ball!
Krampus wants to sleep in, but JJ’s a butthole
Fur-flying mayhem is his only goal

Zooey plays the mamba, listen to the radio
Don’t you remember?
We built this kitty
We built this kitty on rock and roll

We built this kitty
We built this kitty on rock and roll
Built this kitty
We built this kitty on rock and roll

It’s just another Caturday
On a quiet old street
Good thing the old neighbor lady
Is deaf to all this sheeeet

Who bats the cat toys in the crinkle sack?
Who meows at the door, fearing Hooman won’t be back?
Don’t tell us you fed us ’cause the bowl is missing food
Commence scarf-n-barf that’s barely even chewed

(I’m looking out over northeast Fort Dub on another gorgeous sunny Caturday and I’m seein’ those crazy cats at it again.)

Don’t you remember? (remember)

(Here’s your favorite radio station, from your favorite radio kitty, the kitty in the window, the kitty that rocks, the kitty that NEVER sleeps.)

The kitties play the mamba, listen to the radio
Don’t you remember?
We built this kitty
We built this kitty on rock and roll

We built this kitty
We built this kitty on rock and roll
Built this kitty
We built this kitty on rock and roll
Built this kitty (oh)
We built this kitty on rock and roll
Built this kitty
We built this kitty on rock and roll

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MICROPOEM: EVANUI

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash.

As the light waned and the air chilled,
she retreated within herself—
a hibernation of the soul
to reflect, recharge, and reimagine.

Please leave a message.
Someone will be with you shortly.

MICROPOEM: TREADING WATER

Photo of yellow leaf in water by Przemysław Sakrajda on Unsplash

Photo by Przemysław Sakrajda on Unsplash

The tide is strong,
and my legs are tired.

My head slowly sinks
below
the waterline.

I can hear
my heartbeat,

reminding me

I am
alive.

LOVERS NOVA

Nova, courtesy of Wikipedia

Nova, courtesy of Wikipedia

Over a billion years ago a star exploded,
Exhaling cosmic dust into the universe:
Death; rebirth.

We were but specks then, you and I.
Into space we were thrown, traversing
The dark unknown.

It’s unclear how many life cycles we endured,
How many times our star specks were born
And reborn

Until this age of perfect gravity,
When our cosmic dust was reunited
And ignited.

Once remnants of the heart of a nova,
Metamorphosis can’t undo the connection,
The affection.

I’d know your glint in a sea of light;
You’d seek my fire in a world ablaze.
We are always.

Because together, we make home. Constant,
Independent of time. Your speck
And mine.

HAIKU: CRAIGSLIST PERSONALS

Craigslist personals:
graveyard for broken hearts and
unfulfilled desires.

W4m cries text
soaked with red wine and late nights,
still looking for him.

Lonely, just moved here
seeks a friend and maybe more.
Is anyone there?

Woman in the park,
he thinks you could be the one,
but he lost his nerve.

Unhappily wed
craves that missing piece–a spark
of connection–hope.

Here’s a toast to you,
the lonely, misplaced, and blue.
May your dreams come true.