Tough Times And No Cat

Times can get tough

I’m not a big fan of times like these

This morning my coffee maker broke

I made it all the way to the coffee shop,

And discovered I hadn’t brought my wallet

Today’s writings didn’t turn out so good

And to top it all off,

I’m lonely

No one stopped by today

No one bothered to call the phone I don’t have

So I spent the majority of the day

Sulking around in limbo

Wish-washed thoughts

And a heavy head

I couldn’t concentrate

I was too consumed by boredom,

To get piss off

Or to write

Or even pour drinks

It seems like the days

When you need company the most

Are bound to be the loneliest days

Of all

I think I just need attention

We all have days like this

But I’m selfish

I want my cake

And I want to eat the whole

Fucking thing

Maybe I need a pet

Someone to talk to,

Someone who will only listen

Listen to my bad days,

But stick around and


Maybe I should get a cat

They require little work

But no,

I had a cat once

The cat left me and

Now resides far away,

Under my good

Friend’s bed

I guess I might run away, too

If I was stuck with me,

On days like this

The days when

Times get tough

© Dicky J Loweman 2015


          1. He likes port and he’s lazy- it was bound to happen. I’d start him on an exercise regime but The Guardian of Hell is still in his possession, so all I can really do at the moment is give him a hard, meaningful look.

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                    1. Leisure Suits are notoriously woven with synthetic, flame-retardant threads. The idea is to keep the souls in Hell, not fry them to a crisp the moment they arrive.

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  1. Almost every single cat I ever had eventually ran away. The one in Florida might have gotten taken out by a gater. I’ll never know for sure. Hope this night proves better for you.


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