toleration

pinky and the brain –
inseparably hypercritical,
cynical,
nonsensical,
lyrical.

hypoallergenic
in their languid stroll.

soliciting tears
when you walk too close.

siblings and rivals –
reluctantly fused,
glued,
chewed,
perused.

*Cats No. 31 and 32 of the 500 Cats Project

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Dreamboat

I think I’ll buy a boat.
That’s what everyone’s doing.
Or, what everyone wants to do
before the oceans dry.

There’s a clothesline snipped in two.
A mousetrap, feebly painted.
Garden gnomes are smiling.
Reality’s strangers to travel.

Do you believe in peace,
and that cyan flowerpots
can be mended,
courtesy of homemade glue?

I do,
while you may doubt.
Still placing a pillow in the farthest corner
where I’ll consent to dream.

*Cat No. 30 of the 500 Cats Project