4am

The shock on my face
when 4am rolled around
and you were here,
full of fury and sound.
How exciting it is
to see my girl here,
since you know how much
I love when you’re near.
But really the truth
is that when you come home
it means I get a fish
then you can leave me alone.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018

I Love So

You’ve been gone
for at least thirty naps,
but I hardly noticed
between all these baths.
I know soon you’ll be home
and you’ll bring me a fish
and then it’s back to bed
where I’ll make a wish.
I wish that you’ll come home,
but first you’ll have to go,
in order to bring me another
fish that I love so.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018

Spit and Shine

Your hands better be clean
if you’re going to pet the queen.
Do you know how long it took
to achieve this perfect look?
An hour on each paw
is standard feline law
and no one quite knows
how much time is spent on toes.
This shiny coat you see
is natural beauty
but a little spit and shine
is a work that is all mine.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018

Favor

I want to ask you a favor,
which is strange thing to do
since cats don’t ask for much
they just make demands of you.
The thing is, this time,
I need a little hand
and while I’d ask you nicely,
I actually will demand.
If you could do what I want
and then be on your way
since you’ll be my next vicitm
if you choose to stay.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018

Initiative

Sometimes,
I don’t know what to do with myself.
So,
I take the initiative to
eat your hat,
pull my fur,
scratch the rug,
burrow under
all your blankets,
pace the floor,
meow outside the door,
beg for food,
stare you down,
and finally,
nap.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018

Lamb

I don’t understand
why you won’t let me in.
There are battles to fight
and wars to win.
If I could only enter,
I would make you see
that nothing can stand
between that mouse and me.
You think you may know
about who I am
but really I’m not
some cute little lamb.
Ferocious and wild,
I’ll attack if I must
’cause I always get my mouse,
in that you can trust.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018

Canned

I demand many things of you,
but there is a demand above the rest.
When it’s time to eat,
I want only the best.

So how can it be
that you’re telling me
we are out of can
when that wasn’t the plan?

Mealtime is sacred
and you’ve ruined that for me.
Can’t you see that I’m starving
and you offer me tea?

I don’t want that dry food,
I’m just not in the mood.
When gravy is calling,
you best not be stalling.

So hurry it up
and get what I need
since mistakes like this
might make you bleed.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018

Mice and Z’s

I must have overslept
or perhaps stayed up all night.
Either way I have forgotten
what I meant to write.

I could tell you lies
or I could just go back to sleep
and let the words stay
in my own head to keep.

I must have lost track
of all time and day
but such trivial things
just get in a cat’s way.

So back to sleep I head
and dreaming I will do
since mice and z’s don’t catch themselves,
a fact cats know is true.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018

Best That You’ll See

When will you get it?
I do what I want.
So no matter your wishes
I’ll go on this jaunt.

I’ll sleep in this bed
and I’ll eat on this shelf.
I’ll do as I please;
it’s good for my health.

Your commands are pointless
and your wishes for not.
Your demand are futile
and your hopes, distraught.

But look on the bright side
at least you’ve got me
and I know for a fact
I’m the best you’ll ever see.

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2018