I like the random absurdity
of this performance
In Peter & The Wolf, we may recall Leonard Bernstein
asking “and who is this low character?”
Well, it was the cat.
But this poem is not about an ordinary cat:
There is trouble today in Princeton
A cadre of dogs from the neighborhood
bark at Penelope and her cat.
Prone to bad behavior they create havoc.
The cat sits down
stealing their fire away
Shirley Wright’s poetry has appeared in Kelsey Review, Connecticut River Review, and several other poetry publications. She lives in East Windsor.