My Cat Knows Better Than Me ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 7/20/2020
Basura Comes To My Rescure 7/20/2020

My Cat Knows Better Than Me ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 7/20/2020

I have to admit, I’m a News junkie, bad habit from when I was a News Director, Public Affairs Director during my years in Radio.
I also have to admit, that I spend time on Facebook ~ the reason? I feel it gives me a look at how other people think.
I, must also admit, that I’m incredibly disappointed and disillusioned, this bickering about having to wear a mask,
this “All lives matter” vs. “Black lives matter”, tearing down our history, shall I go on? I think perhaps not.
So, the answer is to disengage, turn it off, but what’s happening right now is important, perhaps more important than
anything that I’ve lived through and like a bad car wreck, I can’t help but look.

So, here is what I imagine Basura Cat would do, if she could, to help me find my center, because no matter how
hard we try, sometimes, we’re on the wrong end of the teeter totter. (As I write this, she is sleeping upon my lap)

The Adventures Of Basura Continue…

My Cat Knows Better Than Me ~ a short poem by Katrina Curtiss 7/20/2020

I was sitting here reading Facebook and my temper rose
As people were posting and acting like pros
Basura cat asked, “What’s the matter?”
I said, “As I read these comments, I get madder and madder!”

Basura asked, “Are any of these people your friends?”
“Will they walk beside you, hold your hand until the end?”
“No,” I sighed, “I wouldn’t know them if they knocked on my door”
Basura asked, “Then stop giving them your time, not one minute more!”

“But they make me so mad and sad with all that they say!”
Basura said, “I could swallow all their words, it’s a game we could play”
“Swallow their words?” I asked in astonishment
“Yes,” she said, “About the masks, the protests and monuments”

She said, “Toss me their words, one by one
“I’ll catch them and swallow them, this will be fun!”
So, I tossed them, she caught them, then they were gone
And suddenly the world didn’t seem so very wrong.

Today’s Musing: “The truth is hard to swallow but lies aren’t” ~Quote by Basura, owner of me. #girlwithguitar

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Connie L Calvo

    Basura is such a sweet cat. Mischievous but sweet and wise!

  2. Bob

    “The truth is hard to swallow but lies aren’t” — social media in a nutshell…

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