Calling his order from the budding young trees
The CHEESE-bur-ger bird keeping spring company
With humming ones, the twitters, the shrills and the squawks
While Lucy the Cat lays in wait, appears not to watch
“Never mind me, I’m just laying here resting.
I don’t see you humming ones there buzzing and nesting.”
But they just can’t resist, shimmy this way and that,
saying, “Look at me! Look at me!” But Lucy the Cat
Well she turns a deaf ear
Pretending she can’t hear what she real does hear
The bees bumble by, and butterflies fly
And Lucy the Cat can’t help wonder why
A feline am I, a stalker at heart
This prey must soon know they’ll be served a la cart
And still the bees buzzing, the humming ones fuzzing,
The CHEESE-bur-ger bird and his twitter shrill cousin
Sing cacophony choir to a crescendo filled air
And Lucy the Cat lunges back right then and right there
It’s Day 16 of the NaPoWriMo challenge. Today the challenge was to fill out, in no more than five minutes, an “Almanac Questionnaire,” which solicits concrete details about a specific place (real or imagined). Then write a poem incorporating or based on one or more of the answers.
Well, my specific place was just outside my window where Lucy the Cat was lying on the back patio railing sunning herself and listening to the birds.