Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bice And The Blue Cat



I have told the blue cat everything

As I have sat here with buttered toast in the morning.

I have told him how, regardless of newspaper or novel,

Loud conversations at other tables,

Noisy busboys,

Or the aroma of pancakes on a platter passing by in a waitress' hand,

I have not been able to forget

How she says her R's;

I have not been able to stop her hearing

When I have only thought, not spoken.


The blue cat is the only blue cat,

And that is why I ask for his opinion.

He can be had for a kipper,

And yet he is as haughty as a Pharaoh.


I have told the blue cat everything

As his eyes follow pant legs and smooth calves as if they were so many mice.

I have told him that I don't know what to do,

But that when my tea arrives I decline honey, refuse sugar,

Because she likes hers tart.


The blue cat is the only blue cat, and does not speak, but rolls over on his back--

His impossibly angled head says,

Silly silly woman,

There is only one Bice

And there is your answer,

Madam.

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11 comments:

Daryl said...

Ummm ....

Kay said...

:) I love your thought process

Scarlet said...

The blue cat is a thinker. Nice.

Mama Zen said...

For comforting words, I recommend dogs.

Riot Kitty said...

Personally, I say go for the honey. Life is short!

pheromone girl said...

I saw a green cat once. It wasn't very helpful...

Just Be Real said...

Why do I understand this? Love the picture and the penetrating blue cat eyes!

G-Man said...

The blue cat is waiting for some Kitty Nuggets, it just ACTS like it's listening...

jinksy said...

The blue spiral circles the cat the way the blue thoughts circled your mind...

Gabriella Moonlight said...

Oh how do I love your writing, it always somehow makes me feel better being in the world and understanding the world of humans just a bit better...thank you so much for all that you share....

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Pouty Lips said...

On again?