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Poemdog

Dogs 2017

CAT TREE
(8/9/17)

they
don't know
that I'm assembling
something
for them

they only
see movement

new objects

they insist
upon being
in the middle
of the project

having
no idea
that it will
eventually be
theirs

they slow
my progress
with their derived
entertainment

this
is the best
show
that they've had
in months

I work
around them

underneath
them
at times

but finally
the structure
is complete

put
into place

an hour
later
a feline reclines
upon every available
elevated
carpeted
surface

they are
exhausted
from the endeavor

as if
they had built
the tower
themselves

only one
set of eyes
is open
from on
high

eyeing
the empty
box
below

tail
twitching
in anticipatory
delight