A Familiar Pose

Quite often Sitting on the couch I witness A familiar pose of one in stillness Splayed Straddling Seemingly sad The other one sits in wait Ignoring Impatient with him He pretends the victim She stares uncaring He begs attention She wonders if it’s time to eat He feigns forlorn She says get over it He huffs his woe She leaves disgusted I stay sitting on the couch AdvertisementsRead more

Yeah, Why Don’t We?

I was having a conversation with girlfriend Natasha this past weekend while we were running errands, grocery shopping and sitting at the laundromat. She asked the question, “How come we never sit home on a Saturday and watch TV all day?” The answer was something like, “Well…because both of us work full time, so we only have the weekends to get our stuff done – shopping, food prep, laundry. I have church and go visit mom every Sunday and youRead more

All We Want…

Everybody stops and stares at us These four eyes will make everyone fuss We don’t know just who to blame for this phenomenon But our one wish for Christmas Eve simply can’t be won All we want for Christmas is a nice soft couch A nice soft couch See our nice soft couch Gee, if we could always have our nice soft couch Then we could wish you, “Merry Christmas!” Dear Gibbs and Ziva, I talked to Santa. He said you will have a couch forever. Love,Read more

Couch Potatoes

We must use time as a tool, not as a couch. ~John F. Kennedy~ Time slips away from these two potatoes. They are not interested in tools, only soft cushions. The couch awaits their foray into sleepiness. And the meaning of Mr. Kennedy’s words go unheard, until the tool of an incessant meow claims it’s time for food.Read more

Extra Pillow?

The pillows were supposed to keep her off the couch. Instead, she has joined them. The others, the soft ones, will be lonely no more. She comforts the teals and the browns, as human stands ready with the lint roller. An extra pillow? Indeed!Read more

What’s Behind Door #3?

It ended with a chair and ottoman, an act of kindness. It began with faith, cemented by the urging of a friend and the kind words of an apartment manager. In between, a few gifts made an appearance, wrapped in a Let’s Make a Deal box and red bow. Natasha and I had been looking for a place to rent starting last fall, but I had just renewed a one-year lease and was hesitant to make a move. We hadRead more

Cat in Crevice

The cat finds a crevice, A small space between the couch and it’s pillow. It’s a tight fit. His butt is not that flat. His paws are not really holding him up. House sister plays, unaffected. Human reads after plans interrupted. The cat thinks he’s cool. Relaxing in his crevice.Read more