A Tabby Named Catsby

A Tabby Named Catsby

A Poem by emptyinkwell
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A warning to all to stop chasing an illusion.

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Catsby chases the laser.
He frantically scratches at the wall
A streak of blue peeks beneath a coat of white.
He jumps on the counter
Ceramics and glasses meet their sudden deaths.
He bites at the tiled blacksplash
The once perfect herringbone pattern chips and crumbles.
He reaches and reaches and reaches out too far
A petrified purr follows a silent fall.
Good thing cats have nine lives
As they can waste eight chasing a glorified speck of light that doesn't exist.

© 2017 emptyinkwell


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".......stop chasing an illusion." Is the look my family gives me, every time I suggest buying a loto ticket.
Not all cats are alike. My Prince Charming ( a 12 year old rescue) would never chase a laser dot and if I encourage him to do so ...gives me ' Are you crazy ?' Look.
Your poems are absolutely unique. Beautiful. Thought provoking, sort of educational too!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emptyinkwell

1 Year Ago

Thanks for the review! Haha, yeah I guess I stereotyped cats a bit here. I just thought it'd be a fu.. read more



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".......stop chasing an illusion." Is the look my family gives me, every time I suggest buying a loto ticket.
Not all cats are alike. My Prince Charming ( a 12 year old rescue) would never chase a laser dot and if I encourage him to do so ...gives me ' Are you crazy ?' Look.
Your poems are absolutely unique. Beautiful. Thought provoking, sort of educational too!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emptyinkwell

1 Year Ago

Thanks for the review! Haha, yeah I guess I stereotyped cats a bit here. I just thought it'd be a fu.. read more
I could see my kitten in this. She sits on my desk as I write and falls asleep sitting up. Her quiet moment. It won't last long. Good job.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emptyinkwell

3 Years Ago

Thanks for the read and review! Kittens are adorable, and though they can do no wrong, they are - in.. read more
As an owner of three cats I could relate to this a lot lol. Well done :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emptyinkwell

3 Years Ago

Haha, I feel like I often see a lot of similarities in the behaviors of domestic animals and humans... read more
Very clever. Great analogy. It truly allows the reader to connect themselves to running after nothing.. great write..

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emptyinkwell

3 Years Ago

Thank you for the review and kind words! This is something I feel like I see too often in, not just .. read more

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I put words on paper (or in this case, a text box) and try to pass it off as poetry. Sometimes, my efforts are successful. A villain in my own right, but a hero in my own eyes. John Yossarian. R.. more..

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