Sunday, August 17, 2014

Goodnight Kitty

Excuse me.
Please lie down on this plate.
I will watch over you while you sleep.
If anything happens, just jump inside my mouth.
I will rock you on my big pink tongue.
Wear these bread pyjamas.
Just trust me.

Believe me,
despite our differences,
I am here to protect and serve you.
Say goodnight to the cameras, it's past your bedtime.
Goodnight stars, pop-popping in the street.
Goodnight moon, goodnight air.
Kitty's here.
Kitty cares.
__________

for the real toads mini challenge. my absurdist take on the nauseating, paternalistic, entitled, baffle 'em with bullshit, tone deaf authorities in Missouri, USA.

apologies to Margaret Wise Brown, author of the beautiful and beloved children's book "Goodnight, Moon".

 


 

15 comments:

humbird said...

'If anything happens, just jump inside my mouth.' ~ Love it!

Sioux said...

Bread pyjamas? Thanks. I needed a reason to wryly smile for a moment.

Susan said...

And here we have the never ending story of the crocodile carrying the little rabbits across the river. So unfair to put such beauty and strength on the plate, lured by the siren's voice of safety. And so it is. Good, heart-breaking poem.

Sumana Roy said...

thanks for the note too otherwise I couldn't have connected it to the shameful incident...heartbreaking indeed...

Marian said...

protect and serve, my ass.

this actually brought up Runaway Bunny a little more than Goodnight Moon, for me. but, splitting hares :)

Björn Rudberg said...

Somehow I guess if someone says lay down on this plate.. there's a reason to not trust that soft fur... there are sharp claws inside that fur...

much like the scorpion Kitty has her nature..

Björn Rudberg said...

Somehow I guess if someone says lay down on this plate.. there's a reason to not trust that soft fur... there are sharp claws inside that fur...

much like the scorpion Kitty has her nature..

Kerry O'Connor said...

Love the kitty, love the bunny.. and the words between the two pics alternately lull and bite! The form behaves like putty in your hands.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love those bunnies! LOVE your biting commentary on the events in Missouri. "Wear these bread pajamas" is brilliant. How do you do it?

Helen said...

Woondogger on toast anyone? Meow.

G-Man said...

Open wide, say Ahhhh.

hedgewitch said...

Allegorically satisfying and delicious, too, despite the heartburn aftertaste--now we have the the national Guard--it really is the Return of the Sixties.

Other Mary said...

Oh my, that's wonderful! Why do I always fall for that?

Mama Zen said...

Exactly.

Sara said...

It does read like a fable. They used to scare me when I was a kid. As in life, good things didn't always happen in fables.

I went to the mini-challenge. OMG, I must admit I'm impressed with how you wrote the Triquain. That's hard to do!