Prompt: cat nose

My son and I resumed our prompt project–open for interpretation.  

His prompt:  cat nose

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What a Cat Knows

A cat knows that if he alternates his stare to under the sofa— where his favorite ball of catnip rolled, and to his human’s face, his human will crawl under the sofa to retrieve the ball.

A cat knows that if he wraps his smooth, sleek body around his human’s legs and he forms a cute question mark with his tail, his human will jump through hoops for him till he figures out what he wants.

A cat knows his claws are sharper than the biggest, badass noisy dog and if he aims his weapons at the dogs’ eyes he has the upper paw.

A cat knows if he is aloof with his human, the human will love him more, just like he has observed in the human mating ritual.

A cat knows he is the alpha dog.

 

copyright Susan Stone 2018

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The Long Shot

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squinted

eyes focus on
the target,

a miss,

far from the
mark,

the  journey,

through an unpaved path
lead by your heart,

bravely,

show your work
with eyes open,

paste

on a smile
when words aren’t
kind,

pull

yourself
from the bed–

do it all again.

Susan Stone 2018 copyright

Another Face

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I wait
for a cool breeze
to blow
away heat

that melts me.
A rushed face
drawing–
and it shows.

Out here,
me and the dog,
some frogs,
some chirping birds,

and another face
is done.

Susan Stone copyright 2018

Delightful Faces

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from
cheap paper
lopsided eyes stare—

lush lips lock away a secret,
a funky nose blows away
the blues.

and here is joy
to draw,
to create

delightful faces.

Susan Stone copyright 2018

The Critic

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The Critic

He sits in the window
blocking me
from the world

bouncing crumbled
half-finished art
off my head.

Taunting me,
“draw, draw, draw,
and still, alien eyes
and a nose that blows
stale air.”

I say to the critic,
“you’re quite pale today,
go now,
and play in the sun.”

art and words

copyright Susan Stone 2018