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A Tasty Treat

The smell of something cooking

reaches to my sleeping nose,

dragging me from curled up heap

in which I’d had a doze.

I slink along the hallway,

curl my way around the door

and tiptoe right across the room

for I’m about to score

the most delicious morsel

when it’s put upon a plate.

I need to get a move on

or else I’ll be too late.

This aroma is so tempting,

it makes me lick my lips,

a shiver of expectancy

from tail to my ear tips.

You have failed to see me

as I leap up on a chair;

I need to practise patience

though I know you will not share.

I’ll wait until your back is turned

and then I’ll make my move,

a need for a bit of rapid speed

which I can make so smooth.

And then I will be feasting

on the dinner that you’ve cooked;

but please don’t you get angry

for with smells my nose was hooked.

Submitted: October 12, 2020

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Mike S.

Ah, a cat's delight; excellent, Hull

Mon, October 12th, 2020 7:34pm


Thanks, Mike.

Tue, October 13th, 2020 1:40am

Ann Sepino

That moment when you find yourself rooting for a thieving cat. XD I like it! This would be so much fun to read in front of kids.

Tue, October 13th, 2020 12:02am


Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. A child-friendly piece was just what I was aiming for.

Tue, October 13th, 2020 1:36am

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