Payback Is A Female Cat

While reading on the sofa, I
Decided I was hungry, so
I climbed the stairs to where the cat
Lay napping (on my pillow, though
I doubt I’ll ever fathom why
She likes it, or my sweaty hat).

I plucked her from her slumber spot
And held her to my chest as we
Descended to the kitchen where
I showed her all the food for me
Inside the fridge. “Dismissed. You’re not
Required, now I know it’s there.”

She clawed and yowled to the ground;
Belatedly it came to me:
The sink in which she gets her bath
Was just a step away. A wee
Aroma reached my nose; I found
My shirt was damp. The aftermath…


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