NaPoWriMo 2015, Day 1: The cat’s gone crazy (a poem)

Today has been one of those days where it has been harder to get things on paper. None of the prompts I have looked at for this first day of NaPoWriMo have done much for me, so I wrote about one of my cats acting strangely…

There’s no other explanation for it

Out of nowhere
she dashes from there to there
a flurry of fur
topped with a blur of gibberish
ending atop the refrigerator

She looks at me
as though she were being chased by ghosts—
or a giant catnip mouse
hell-bent on revenge

Moments later
she is curled up on a blanket
fast asleep
dreaming of a catnip mouse
that’s more her size

(1 April 2015)