On Celebrating National Cat Day
I woke up at 3 a.m.
Then I woke up at 3 p.m.
Then I napped
Then I lovingly sat on your lap
Then you lovingly pet me on your lap
Then I freed the plants from the tyranny of the pots
Then I freed the glasses from the tyranny of the counter
Then I felt free enough to openly lick myself down there
As if I were made of ice cream down there
Then I did something on your carpet
Then I did something on your other carpet
Neither was the cheap carpet
Then I freed some skin from the tyranny of the dog’s nose
Then I woke up at 11 p.m.
Then I looked out the window
And reflected on all I did this special day
And I wondered, “Where is my parade?”