There's a Cat On My Head
by Terri Crawford, Midland, MI, USA
- It was dark and quiet, the still of the night.
- No sound at all, a street lamp the only light.
- I was all settled in, covers pulled to my chin,
- The best part of the dream about to begin.
- When suddenly I awoke and I knew not why,
- No alarm had gone off, I don't have a baby to cry.
- I struggled to wake, it was hard to breathe.
- And for some reason I couldn't see.
- There was a weight, a pressure on my brain.
- I tried to move and only got neck strain!
- Then I realized and under my breath said,
- "Oh good grief, I have a cat on my head".
- A tail lay covering both of my eyes
- a foot on my nose, chin covered with cat thighs.
- A 13 pound tabby was perched on my head.
- Why did he pick here? He has the rest of a queen size water bed!
- So I pushed him and spoke and said "Get off of my head."
- And he meowed and refused to lay on the bed.
- Finally in desperation, with my very last breath,
- I shouted "Pounce" as loud as I could and he finally left.
- Those who have kitties have to agree,
- they are sweet and lovable, a joy to have and to see.
- But in the night when trying to sleep
- a cat anywhere might creep.
- So sometime you might wake in the night
- unable to move even though you try with all your might.
- Relax, its o.k. don't be filled with dread,
- Its just a cat laying on your head.
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