Thought cat and the thought mice (poem)

It’s odd what not being able to drop off at night can bring. In this case it was a rather odd poem. I guess I was running the grief thought process through my head, although I’ve thought about the specific memories so many times.

Thought Cat And the Thought Mice

Thought cat prowls

Day to day coping her domain

‘Don’t fall to pieces, don’t let them in’


Without warning, a thought mouse

Enters, thinking it hasn’t been seen

Everything unanswered, maybes,

What ifs,

Tails as long as trigger day shadows.

Thought cat pounces

Kill it before it nests

Once it’s in, it’s in.

No chance then.

Thought mouse scuttles away

Dodging thought cat’s fatal blow

He will hide for now

But in a short time, they nest anew.

Thought cat and a 'thought mouse'


About Casey Bottono

I am in love with language. I write poetry and fiction in a wide variety of genres. Most recently, I have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities' Pen2Paper contest.
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