The Improbably Conceited Cat

Infamous is one babied feline beast
who snoozes life away o anywhere
his clump of hairy baggage lands.

                                                  His feast,
should he deign to partake and could he steer
his fawning human toward such, (and habit,)

devours fat fish and fatty fowls most rare
and marinated barbequed rabbit,
and such endeavor makes a nap most fair.

And in the night (o prime delight) his friends
and his enemies especially, sneak
from human reach and from people’s houses

and the night’s crossed with an unholy shriek
from a zillion beasts on feline errands,
as Infamous with his peers carouses.




David Castleman lives in Dayton, Washington. His poems, tales, and reviews have appeared in hundreds of small press magazines since the early 1970s.