‘Your’e not the boss of me!:

Today I nearly said to my kitten, Last night I became less important, Hanging with her new family, Sleeping on Sherry’s bed, Being with the big kids, Last night I took Chester against her will at three am, It had dropped to fiftish two degrees, Deposited my baby in the TV room, Threw her screamsContinue reading “‘Your’e not the boss of me!:”

When I return to retrieve the kitten

I hate falling to sleep without knowing the youngest is near, I was surprised and shocked littlest brought back to kitten bed, Sat,looked at by back fir a thrice, Kitten leaped to the floor, While I strolled the three steps to my chair, All night long, All night, Allllllll Nighttttt! That little orange ball’s buttContinue reading “When I return to retrieve the kitten”

Over my tea cup

Peering down, An orange rough ball of fur, Bugging me, Sniffing, Pawing, Courious, Stuck her lips in my tea, Seeking a taste, Silly little girl, I told her matter of ‘you are not old enough for good hot tea with a shot of milk!’ Nana started me at five! Fifty-nine years ago, My pure NorwegianContinue reading “Over my tea cup”

June creeps nearer

Fifty-two degrees northern Iowa, Five forty-nine p.m. Cold afternoon, Puts me in mind of June ninety-five, Black Hills Mount Rushmore Keystone S.D., Rained every afternoon, New employee building seasonals and fulltimers who lived on the mountain, Mount Rushmore is a year round concession, No fun all that month, Days off get sick wandering around orContinue reading “June creeps nearer”

My mom

Mom,Marian D.Heike, Born November forth nineteen twenty-seven Spencer Iowa at home, To Clarence Ward Bittenger of Webb,Iowa and Lottie Henrietta Starky four grade school teacher,middle child. Went to school in Spencer,Iowa, Married briefly to a bully,a wife beater,mothered a daughter,divorced Lee H after two year of being brutally beaten in California,Diana Lee was a yearContinue reading “My mom”

Fourty-one

Nine above freezing, My momma cat knew last night, Knew the kitten she had not taken to had died, Emily came to me twice, Sadness stirred deep in her eyes, A sensative good hearted, Loving marbled black calico describes her best, In time Emily adopts kittens not hers, The second time she came looked atContinue reading “Fourty-one”

Over my heart

For three nights, All night long, All night, All night long, Lost second weakest kitten, The third is sister to the three I saved in the fall, Life forms enter our worlds, Briefly touch us, My heart reaches out, In a wink they are gone, That”s so unfair, I don’t regret having the honor ofContinue reading “Over my heart”

Red

Bed head, Downy soft, Kitten names Chester, Silly kitten, Time tells, Things appear, When she drinks milk, Like a dog drinking from a lake, Front paws immerge in liquid, In sixty-four years, Very few times have I witnessed it, Just like a pup to dog, Front feet coated in white rich kitten milk, Only twoContinue reading “Red”

What a card?

Must be male, Can’t wait to shove cat food all over the floor, My spell check starts the wrong word before I’m done, What a card use to refer to a joker, Not in a deck, A person who imagined what they did was humorous, Things dad did were funny older on life only toContinue reading “What a card?”

Irresponsible

Dad’s away, Gone to Texas to see, With his sister he drove, Youngest sons wedding they went, Left his two dogs and cat, Twenty-six year old son to care, If makes brains are grown are twenty-five, Responsibility must be skill earned, His dad and mom had ten children, I was asked to text son nightly,Continue reading “Irresponsible”

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