Scoring (Non-Linear Poem)

Sleeping through the dust
You are the type primate to them
Collect and destroy
Dream memories
Collect and destroy
Singling out the dissenters
Singling out the consenters
Stumbling out to the horizon
Some thoughts to work out
Work out injury
Furry teacups
Amateur hour
Slipping out of the frame of reference
You wish to be known,
Quantum fizzics
Tripping on discontinuous phenomena
A challenge to interpret
What is next?
A war of revolution
A win and a loss
A challenge to overcome
Cats have never seen a monkey
Too much to be done
Something you have and something you steal
He’s a neurochemical expert
Cold milk for breakfast
Gather calories
Hangover over
The measure of a man


Cats play
Dogs pay
A thousand darts and inklings
Those who screw
And those who blew
Collected facts and sinkings
A drop of blood
A puddle of mud
A million lights are blinking
Screaming for light
Screaming to fight
As you do your thinking

The Animals

In the trials of frogs
The juries are not of crickets
Too much has been seen to not know
All the predations
Never flying into the sky
Yet having wings in the water
They devour
And the hunting of mice by coyotes
Is ever the same
Step on the head,
Then take it into the mouth
The instinct to freeze relatively unhelpful
The video of the mother rabbit
Beating up the snake who came to eat her babies
Is very amusing to us
I let the cat out nearly nightly now
She is very timid outdoors
If she hunts (and she does have her claws)
She has never brought anything back
We have rabbits about in the night
And at times, in the day
Some squirrels
But few chipmunks
The cat has no tags
And her shots are a couple weeks out of date
But she always comes back
And has yet to get sick
The crows and hawks are about
Plying their predatory trade
At the farm we have the honking bullfrogs
And the screaming toads
As well as tree frogs
Four cats,
And chickens confined to a yard

Cats Galore

Cats, cats, cats, galore

Cats, cats, cats, and more

Some days are sunny

And some days are poor

But always, always, cats restore

Do not, do not, do not, I implore

See that you do it

And come safe to shore

Always, always, always, see more

And cats, cats, cats, give more

Time, time, time, is a door

Go through, go through, and see what for

And always, always, cats, galore

Morning 1

My coffee is getting cold
My cat is getting old
Time for something bold
Sometimes the cat needs love
Can’t leave her alone all the time
(Why do you always show up when I just started something?)
<Because you are always drinking coffee/
or smoking cigarettes/
not my fault>