Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Tuesday, February 17, 2015


Hush now
You've had your chance to speak
Now it's my turn
I know what you did
I can see through
things more substantial than you, honey
Don't "Wait, baby, baby" me
I'm so not in the mood
You made me a promise
You broke that promise
'Nuff said
Now it's time to pay, lamb
Did you really think you were so clever
that I wouldn't catch you?
Or maybe you thought I was so lovestruck
that I'd forgive you?
Well, you were wrong
I'm not forgiving by nature
You should have known what I was
when you remarked on my eyes-
so chatoyant, you said
and how I purr when you stroke me
Well, you know what they say
about messing with the cat, cupcake
Don't worry
It will be relatively painless
and quick
if you don't struggle
You won't hear me coming
You won't see me
And when it's done
perhaps I'll present your broken body
to the next one who thinks
they can love me.

submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, Sunday Mini Challenge, Promising
and Magpie Tales, Mag 258


Kerry O'Connor said...

The narrative voice in this poem is very strongly felt.. and the need to pay back an ex-lover for a broken heart is very human, I think.

Outlawyer said...

Yikes! The mouse is a cat! Agree with Kerry--a poem that is easy to relate to! Thanks, Lola, for participating! That person better watch out! k. (Manicddaily)

Berowne said...

Skillfully strong and beautifully creative...

Helena said...

Another stunning piece, Ms.Mouse!I've kinda been there, too.

Anonymous said...

Perfect image of a cat... I can see her cold, appraising eyes and claws flicked out waiting to cut.

Anjum Wasim Dar said...

lovely cat story..relates to nature strikingly suggestive -true

Hannah said...

Brilliant!! I love this, "I'm not forgiving by nature" so direct and telling.

Keith's Ramblings said...

You tell him! A purrfect poem!

Margaret said...

No game for this cat and mouse…

Tess Kincaid said...

Yikes...run away...

Michael said...

hot damn. Sometime its better to get mad than hurt, sometimes its not.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

I loved your playful take Lola.

Anonymous said...


an award falls on you from poetry rally,

love your poetry.
keep posting.