This month’s challenge at Today’s Little Ditty is a monstrous one. Rebecca Herzog asked us to consider another viewpoint. “Most everyone is afraid of monsters. But what are monsters most afraid of?”
Here’s my very-recently written (aka Friday afternoon) answer:
She’s buried in her human’s tomb,
stuffed with sand, wrapped in gloom.
With leathery skin and marble eyes
she’s unaware of her demise.
Her body’s dried. She cannot rot.
Her trembling fear is all for nought.
What does she see? Her own reflection,
as she stares in all directions.
A tomb of mirrors–caught, confined–
this mummified cat’s ghastly shrine!
Happy Poetry Friday! Visit Karen Edmisten’s blog for all of this weeks posts, and to read a wonderful October poem.
20 thoughts on “Scaredy Cat”
The imagery is amazing, and you are amazing too!
Thanks, Linda–not sure about amazing moi, but I appreciate it!
I love that your poem, while kind of creepy, is also sad. Isn’t that sadness a part of the classic horror genre?
I think you’re correct–creepiness and sadness are like macaroni and cheese?
The Cats of Amontillado
You sent me googling… and now I am drinking sherry from a haunted cask.
Poor kitty–I love your take on this challenge. Now I just need to get inspired by the last minute.
You can do it, Kay!
Ok, now that was a great story poem, Buffy. I was hoping to see a mummified cat in the tree bark, LOL, but your non-mummified dog will do.
If I had a mummified cat, I would oblige!
Egads! Cat horror! Freaky awesome and pretty much purrfect, Buffy, though it’s a good thing I didn’t read this right before bed. You’ve got to wonder (given how quickly you wrote this) who or WHAT you were channeling???
Channeling your challenge, methinks… and a wikipedia article on mummification. I guess that’s my nonfiction bent?
Such a clever kitty poem, Buffy. I love it!
Thank you, Kim!
Not a fun way to spend eternity, huh?
Thank you, Dianne!
This is so fun and so impressive that you wrote it quickly. I really love wrapped in gloom!
Thanks, Liz–and thanks for inspiring me to write something with your example!