Thursday, December 22, 2005

Domestic Dispute

I let the cat in
and
it was obvious;

he wanted to eat.

I took a can from
the cabinet
underneathe the sink
where the cat food is,

took a fork from the drawer
where the forks are,

popped the cat food top
from the cat food can,

and used the fork
to scrape the cat food
into
my
cat's
bowl
.

My cat started to eat.

My wife
watched everything.

I took the fork, washed it in the sink,
and placed it
back in the drawer.

"What the hell are you doing?"
My wife asked.

"I fed the cat."

"How could you use the same fork
that we use to eat?"

I shrugged; "It's not like
the cat
put his lips
on the fork,"
I
said.

The cat
finished his meal
and turned his back to me,

u
p
t
a
i
l
;

staring at me
with his
two
little
dead
grey
orbs.

13 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait, I don't get it. Does this has something to do with the cat's furry little testicles?

And what's with the towel rack?

December 22, 2005  
Blogger My Mouth said...

Yes, I'm a bit confused, too. This is about the cat's testicles, right?

December 22, 2005  
Blogger In verse said...

I like the form of uptail. And it is oneof those moments, where nothings happening but the situation is very subtle and has potential revealing the characters.

can you play around with the cat a bit?

December 22, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do you mean, play around with the cat a bit? Like, play around with its furry little nutsack?

December 22, 2005  
Anonymous Eugene's Cat's Furry Scrotum said...

I could use some attention, now and again. Just be gentle. Eugene's wife tends to play pretty rough. You want to know about "Balls in Flight," you should see Mrs. Eugene on a Saturday night with a few pints of Johnny Walker in her!

December 22, 2005  
Blogger Eugene said...

Now now, play nice.

You're right. Maybe make the cat slink around some? Maybe show off the "orbs?" Ha ha. Well, I'll re-tool. Thank you!

December 22, 2005  
Anonymous Eugene's Cat's Furry Scrotum said...

I notice that you haven't tried to deny the allegation, Eugene. Just tell Mrs. Eugene to lay off a little.

December 22, 2005  
Blogger Noralil Fores said...

Very Williams Carlos Williams of you on the form on uptail. Also, really like the fact that you take something so simple, something that I,in fact, do every single day, and make it an event. Thanks.

December 22, 2005  
Blogger Eugene said...

I take pride in the everyday!

December 23, 2005  
Anonymous Eugene's Cat's Furry Scrotum said...

When you stare into the little, dead grey orbs, the little, dead grey orbs stare back into you.

Let's talk about the towel rack.

December 23, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do not usually sign in as annonymous but I fear getting a boo hoo hoo comment on my blog so ann* onymous I shall be.

The poem was ... there are no simple words for it, it was mocking, somber, dark, creative and well written.

Ann Onymous

December 24, 2005  
Blogger In verse said...

Ann Onymous that's a good name, but how about "And Ominous."

I will not post ludicrous comments on your blog. So chill.

December 25, 2005  
Blogger wahhhboohoo said...

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!

GREATBIG BOO FUCKING HOOOOO!

*sniff*

December 25, 2005  

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