cat haikus

by Susan Meyers
(reprinted with permission)

can i get some food?
kitchen counter, favorite place
sometimes i get caught

cats eat what they find
sometimes rocks and paperclips
then they spit it out

humans have some food
if i look sad i'll get some
maybe i'll meow

kittens in the sink
someone turns the water on
how fast they jump out!

scratching post unused
all the shoes will be destroyed
there's no hope for the rug

catnip in my face
rolling over on my head
feet up in the air

something new to see
i jump in the kitchen sink
but i'm not allowed

chasing up the stairs
cats go crazy, lunatics
running through the house

humans look away
i'll jump on the table now
then they take me off