I typed away the early hours of morning
kitties snoozing in study with me:
Socks on top of my tattered chair snoring
while Elsa in sunbeams, dreams free.
It was sunrise while words spilled
from my thoughts to data stamp
in the silence I grilled
pushed on by glow of pumpkin lamp.
As the sun rose
my focus was shattered
by the soft prose
of mews scattered.
My kitties still slept—
it wasn’t from them;
outside, I percept?
Or inside, do stem?
I saved (always save)
and left to pursue
finding husband give wave:
a phone app to mew.
He was outside my door
ready to burst
not laughing a chore—
I tickled him first!
All this time
my cats did not care:
slept through this whole rhyme—
didn’t even stare.*
*based on a true story. And the meows were very realistic. But I did get some things accomplished that weekend.
If you’re looking for cat poetry, I suggest my latest release Catnip, Plushie Balls, and Q-Tips, or the first book in the series, Catnip, Toilet Paper, and Lasers. They’re from kitties’ perspectives, designed for a laugh or two.
While I’ve been super busy with work, I managed to finish the self-edits for my next book and sent it off to my editor. I’ve got one cover concept done that looks great and am waiting on another to compare. I’m also a little more than halfway done with my next poetry work, but with this project I hand-wrote it all, so I have the additional step of typing everything in. Carving out time to work on this project is hard with my current schedule, but occasionally I’m able to write more on the weekends.
Just to summarize what’s cooking:
- The next book will be feline fiction showcasing the philosophy of cat world domination through cuteness, with cat owner commentary, and
- A cat poetry collection centered around classical poems. What do cats and Nevermore! or Tyger! Tyger! have to do with each other?
So new books in the works, though they won’t be released until sometime next year.
What are you working on, dear readers?