Dear Neighbor

Dear neighbor, I have bad news,
It’s about your precious cat;
He will not be coming home,
No more kitty pitter pat.

You see, he wandered into my yard
The retarded little beast,
And my dogs had him for lunch,
He made such a lovely feast!

They first took him by the neck,
Shook him senseless in the ground;
Then my pit bull intervened,
And your kitty was uncrowned!

Two of them fought for his head
Three others played tug of war;
And my beagle must have won –
Brought the body to my door!

I had tried to break it up,
But I was a bit too late;
By the time I got to them
All four legs had done been ate!

So I took what then remained –
Just some guts, muscle and bone –
And I threw it in the trash
(It was more like “placed” than “thrown”)

Then I hosed down all the blood
That was spilled there on the ground
And we played fetch with his head,
Me and all my lovely hounds!

Now, I realize you’re stunned
And you prob’ly feel sad
But I too will miss your cat –
He was the most fun we have had!

Last Modified: February 19, 2014 at 08:53 pm
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Published by: The Poet Darkling

The Poet Darkling is an award-winning poet, lyricist, author, editor, and freelance writer. She is currently working on her fifth poetry and monologue anthology, as well as her memoirs. In 2013, The Poet Darkling had the distinct honor of writing an introduction and closing poem for the short story anthology, “Broken Spokes along the Way,” by author Vance R. Farrell. She is also an esteemed member of several writer’s groups, including Writers-Network, and All Poetry, and was featured in the All Poetry anthology “Rewrite Sunlight” in 2017. Born in Chicago, Illinois, The Poet Darkling currently resides in Northeast Tennessee with her family, her pet black widow spider (whom she calls “Walter”), her imaginary muse (whom she hasn’t named), and her many diverse personalities. Since her childhood, The Poet Darkling has survived all manner of physical and sexual abuse, as well as mental illness, drug addiction, and long-term homelessness, and her poetry reflects this. With a steady voice, diverse subject matter, and the singular intent of helping others not only survive the darkness, but thrive there. The Poet Darkling appeals to a wide range of readers. She speaks for the traumatized soldier, the weary mother, the confused teen, the abandoned senior, the disenfranchised minority, the serial killer, and anyone who has suffered heartbreak, addiction, abuse, mental illness, and even the sting of death – and all in perfect rhyme and meter…or not. Following her own doctrine of “Live first; learn later,” The Poet Darkling is currently working on her M.A. in Creative Writing/English, with a concentration in Poetry at Southern New Hampshire University, where she also earned her B.A. in Creative Writing, with a concentration in Poetry and a minor in Professional Writing, graduating summa cum laude in 2017. The Poet Darkling is proud to be a member of the Sigma Tau Delta (Alpha Pi Psi) and Alpha Sigma Lambda (Sigma Psi) honor societies. When she is not writing, or plotting her bid for Poet Laureate of the United States, The Poet enjoys talking to herself, wandering around aimlessly and poking dead critters with sticks.

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