Oops. I just found out that tomorrow's Friday Hometown Photo Shootout theme is "domestic animals." And I had just spent more time than it will be worth doing a photoshoot with captions about a building. But that will be for October 2. I thought tomorrow was October 2nd.
Domestic animals, huh? Not actually mt faavorite thing these days...so it will be a small shoot. But I did remember a poem I once wrote about a cat. Actually it was about learning that my wife didn't always want me to solve things for her, just listen to her sometimes.
Weakness of the Hero’s Solutions
“I’m mad at the cat,” she says,
sitting beside me, on the bed, drinking coffee,
“She clawed holes in the pink chair.”
Gears turn. Solutions click.
“I’m mad at the cat,” she says again.
The fix-it machine grinds and coughs.
“I deal in solutions,” it says and I spout out
number one: cover the chair in plastic
“So you save the damn chair, so what?” she says.
“That’s only half of it.”
“What’s the other half?”
“I’m mad at the cat,” she says.