Cowering in the cupboard:
well I would be if I could
emitting a sharp hiss at the slightest approach
Well it’s almost like this:
‘Get back!’ I hiss ‘And leave me
to face the dark side alone, again
I didn’t ask for this, but I’ve been given…’
‘There are worse things happen at sea’
you say, and so there are
especially to cats
who hate the water.
So I’ll only say for now
you’d better stay away
when I arch my back and all my goosebump-hairs
stand up on end
I am spitting venom, for your own sake
And so we live,
to fight another day.
© Experimentsinfiction 2021, All Rights Reserved
Written for dVerse
I happen to be in PMDD ‘hell week’ in the same week we adopted a rescue cat, who is very nervous. I feel a definite affinity with this poor creature.
The whole of April is ‘PMDD Awareness Month‘ and I am doing my bit to try and raise awareness of the condition.