Satisfaction Brought Me Back

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  No Houses

Mandatory fun.

My health care providers,

stated simply, in their contract,

that curosity was a preexisting condtion,

I wouldn't be covered for that.

Didn't matter if it was nine lives that had I paid for,

with the feathers of an angel,

I couldn't just go off and, do whatever I wanted,

I signed a contract, their was no room for my tail to wiggle.

Caged into submission, I watched through the glass,

 bright yellow canaries , red glowing sparrows that flew past,

 blue jays feeding, black ravens, just cawing for my teeth,


were not to be my target,

mraww, what's the point of being a cat;

if I can't live just a little.

Curiosity killing me, 

satisfaction bringing me back,

eating uninsured kibble,

they forget that my kind,

have razor sharp claws to scratch.




Submitted: May 12, 2017

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Lillian Epps

I love this, so quirky and fun!

Fri, May 12th, 2017 11:34am


Thank you so much Lillian !

Fri, May 12th, 2017 6:26pm


A cat's gotta do what a cat's gotta do! Brilliant!

Sun, May 14th, 2017 5:31pm


Thank you Hully ! Can I call you Hully ? lol
I have 2 strays cats I feed and try to care of, ( my Humane Society refuses to take them , grrrr.)
One is grey & one looks exactly like your profile pic,. so I feel ,,kismet.
Beautiful cat !

Sun, May 14th, 2017 8:59pm


Brilliant. Adored this sassy little tail (pun intended). Well done!

Mon, May 15th, 2017 7:10pm


Haha, perfect pun ! Thank you so much!

Mon, May 15th, 2017 12:16pm

Karen Lynn


Thu, May 18th, 2017 5:38pm

Kossettes Novellettes

I read this becausd the cover was adorable.
And now the poems adorable

Why id anything with a cat in it just cute?
Good job Jane

Fri, May 26th, 2017 3:41pm

Keke Serene

This is a quirky little poem about a quirk little cat, but I suppose if they way they act is according to their natural abilities, it is not quirky lol. As a health care provider, the mention of insurance and health care is striking but I do suppose I will need more time to consider and reflect their meaning here. :)

Tue, September 19th, 2017 1:41am

Keke Serene

Also I'm sure the kitty in the pic was not pleased to be in a bunny suit, representing a more docile creature- a potential prey, actually. This makes be also ponder the constraints that society places in us, maybe so that we're all coexisting more safely. There are setbacks of course, like the fact that no one is learning skills because everyone is going to college for liberal art degrees lol

Tue, September 19th, 2017 1:43am


looool. I think this one, for me, is more about preexisting conditions, and that old chestnut...curiosity killed the cat, but satisfaction brought him back.
Pre something about resurrection and not doing what we too, because we don't all have 9 lives.
Now you got me thinking lol.
( I don't know why I write 1/2 of the crap I write haha ..and the other 1/2 can;t be explained lol )
I'm strange :D
Thanks for the words stars...insightful point about the cat in the suit and society. You're a clever one :))))))

Mon, September 18th, 2017 6:50pm

Kathrina Csernis

This was great haha I certainly enjoyed it - and I love cats! xD

Thu, January 4th, 2018 3:53am


lol Thanks Kathrina , me too :D

Thu, January 4th, 2018 4:34pm

Jay Rose

Aww~ poor kitty! My own kitten is curious as can be; always poking his nose around when he's not too busy spazzing about or following me around.

Mon, January 8th, 2018 8:38pm


I had a stray that looks very similar to your cat, he had something wrong with him, and couldn't meow but he made little noises, so I called him Hiccup.
Thanks Jay. )

Sat, January 13th, 2018 4:57pm

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