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Cat Food Bandits

Every night at 2 a.m., I do this;
I fill an empty butter bucket(3lb) with food
dry, crunchy, smelly, high calorie, fatty cat food.
It leads to adventures I just dont want to miss.
I turn on the bright light above my back door,
I sneak out into the night, with my curiousity and smile.
I love this small bit of mischief, just wait til I get it on file!
Every night this ritual leaves me wanting more.
I throw down a splattering of food, clink, crash, plop.
All of my strays come running, dashing round all corners of the house.
Wanting fed, they move so brashly, so clumsy, quickly as if for a mouse.
Little funny noises from their mouths, crunch, smack, chomp.
I spend a little time, petting while they let me...
And I am also just waiting, just biding my time.
As I wait for my bandits to act out their little crime.
Ten minutes may pass, and Ive given the signal, Im ready.
I go back inside as noisy as I like, and I wait.
Through my peephole I peek, soon enough out of the undergrowth,
comes a wee little possum,raccoon, or skunk, one or three or both.
I laugh to myself; my little bandits now have their cherished bait.

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  1. Date: 9/2/2011 4:42:00 PM
    When I was young we had a family of skunks living under the steps near the road. You bring back fond memories. Well done.

    Young Avatar Gina Young
    Date: 9/2/2011 7:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Lol, that made me smile, thank you!
  1. Date: 9/2/2011 6:44:00 AM
    It's real I bet. My wife does the same. Only we have ducks chip monks a ground hog and dear. Tony

    Young Avatar Gina Young
    Date: 9/2/2011 7:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh yes, I am the neighborhood cat-lady. And I found out by accident that I was also feeding all the neighborhood varmints when an especially blind possum ran right up to me as I was petting a stray :) So now I like to watch them.
  1. Date: 9/2/2011 5:57:00 AM
    This one is beautiful Gina. What's your take in poetry, do you do real life, fantasy, or what's your drive... But I loved the the mischief in this one... :).

    Young Avatar Gina Young
    Date: 9/2/2011 7:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dorcas, I could write you a book just on the inspiration, but I wont... :) I write about everything, reality, fiction, fantasy, fear, dreams, abstract.. You name it. Ive been writing since I was 10 and Im 27 now. How about you? And Thanks!