Caterwauling

felines spill out into the neighborhood

when night falls because it’s time to prowl

and shock with a bloodcurdling howl

as they fight and mate

or look for prey to eliminate

cats are creatures of the night

eager to explore and eager to fight

they caterwaul like lost souls

on their nightly patrols

feline travelers on every street

ready to court or compete

but their nocturnal activities

bother some people’s sensitivities

who feel it would be just as well

if those cats went straight to hell!

A Watchful Eye

I was always aware of someone watching me in the family

and it was oddly comforting but sometimes scary

like having The Eye of Horus or The Eye of Ra on me

no matter what I did or how dangerous the activity

That watchful eye followed me over the years

and helped me deal with my fears

sometimes, I look up at the sky

after all these years have gone by

and wonder why

I still believe in a watchful eye?

Too Soon

the stirring started when he became a teen

a young buck who fell for a beauty queen

the strange sensation in his groin a mystery

a newly found interest in the female anatomy

but when the day came

to ask the girl for a date

he just couldn’t concentrate

that fateful afternoon

because a shy voice in his head whispered… Too soon.

An Exchange Between Two Flies

Fly One: Oh! Queen of the compound eyes, your beauty is a much sought after prize!

Fly Two: Aren’t you the ladies man buzzing around with that sexy wingspan?

Fly One: You are the leftover apple of my eye with your long luscious antennae!

Fly Two: Go on…your playing with me with all that fancy poetry.

Fly One: It’s true! All I can think about is being with you!

Fly Two: What a lighthearted lothario you seem to be, looking to have whoopee with me.

Fly Two: The time for talk is done, let’s have some serious fun.

Fly One: Your sweet talk has won me over, come on over…

SPLAT!

“Damn flies,” the man muttered to himself as he walked away.

Food Party

I went to a food party the other day

with culinary masterpieces on display

all the major food groups were there

the savory aroma was without compare

Boston steamed clams and Dixie yams

mingled with Virginia bred hams

potatoes and squash sat side-by-side

foie gras and other snacks with stuff inside

sweetmeats, donuts, and other bakery delights

took me to new gastronomical heights

it was the kind of foody party

where you had to be ready to eat hearty

Animal Philosophy

arrogant humans have a tendency

to ignore animal philosophy

which is rooted in nature

and it’s abundancy

where there’s no need

for greed

no unwritten law

degreed

no political party to follow

no lies to swallow

with animal philosophy

you’re free

to live in harmony

A Mental Wall

it’s too easy to build a mental wall

a barrier to all things big and small

when we get carried away with ideology

and the politics of the day

communication is cornered by fear

when a person believes everything they hear

tossing logic aside to build a mental wall

has been many a man and woman’s downfall

a wall keeps knowledge out

leaving the builder with doubt

about what is right or wrong

and what’s weak and what’s strong

so don’t burden your brain

with barriers that could drive you insane