Follow the Cat

I lost my way
sometime back
before the head banging
and teeth gnashing
I forgot that a poem
like a cat
doesn’t like to be led
no matter how many
scritches and cuddles
pushes and tugs 
and tickles behind the ears
it will not avail
it won’t budge
cats gonna go where a cats gonna go
and so is a poem
so I may as well open the door
and follow along
maybe see some new places
places I would never find
if I choose the way

Marv Himmel ©
March 16, 2021