Ernest Hemingway once said that a cat has absolute emotional honesty: Human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.
So Hemingway might have appreciated Francesco Marciuliano’s best-selling book, I Could Pee On This: And Other Poems By Cats, a collection of poems written in the very forward voice of a feline. The book became something of a phenomenon when it was released in 2012 and was followed by a book of dog poems. Here’s a taste of Marciuliano’s cat wisdom:
You can’t hold someone who wants to leave You can’t clutch a memory as if it were today You can’t take an insult close to heart You can’t grasp for glory from your chair You can’t seize life thinking only of loss And you can’t grab a laser pointer dot on the wall No matter how much you try.