Cat at Work

Every other blue moon
Grumpy, unsociable Grace
Without any warning leaps
On my lap and nuzzles my face
Curls up on the keyboard
With a yawn and a scoff
Falls asleep on top my work
And purrs the deadlines off.

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Underdogs Undertake


Underdogs live for undersides:
Supine and swearing beneath a car
Nosing in computer innards
Crawling beneath the house
For leaks or a dead mouse.

Only we understand
The zen of crawl spaces
The ying of fried wires
The yang of a lost rebate
The tao of gouged knuckles
The virile taste of 30 weight.

As Joe Goethe always says,
“What we do not understand,
We do not possess.”