It’s “Hug Your Cat Day”
(So I’m told)
But sometimes cats
Are hard to hold.
There’s some you can
And some you can’t;
Not every cat’s
Cats, like porcupines,
(But with claws, not spines),
And if your friend
Begins to hiss
It’s best to
Second-guess that kiss.
Still, if your cat
Is gay and frisky–
And it doesn’t
Feel too risky–
A firm embrace!
(Just point the top side
Toward your face.)
I wandered lonely as a clown
My baggy trousers sagging down
A rubber nose upon mi cara
(Please let it be gone tomorra)
Talking foxes, crows a-quarrel
Tales prepended to a moral
Ancient form: It’s likely Abel
(If not Cain) was trained by fable
When war calls friends and family away
They don’t come home. Some part of them will stay
At war forever. Think of them today.
Shadowy cabals are best;
Those bright cabals don’t pass the test.
Cabals that glitter in the sun
Won’t work–go find another one.
Cabals with LEDs that flash on
Contact? Always out of fashion.
Looking for the right cabal?
Think shadowy. You did? Good call.
As lifht og day gades sogt away
I wonder, What would Chaucer say?
Medieval poets couldn’t spell.
Did they blame touchscreen phones as well?
Día del orgullo friki,
Also known as Towel Day
Or, by the more enlilac’d geeky,
Glorious 25th of May,
Commemorates the day A New Hope
Hit the big screen nationwide.
Flabbergasted? If you say, “Nope!”
Then today’s your day. Geek Pride!
Melancholy and ironic
Understated, sad, profound
Subtle–dare I say it?–genius
Quite the sharpest verse around
I didn’t swim this morning and
I didn’t run tonight
(I walked the dog, of course,
‘Cause not to do so isn’t right)
So, am I proud of what I did today?
Well, sure, a smidge. It’s
Just a minor coup:
The DVR’s in single digits!
I missed the rain while stuck inside
My basement office, windowless,
So when wet windblown branches cried
And soaked me, was I grateful? Yes.