Wednesday, June 15, 2011

kitten & other pet names

the cat purrs
as i lap
milk from her
bowl & scratches
my back as if
a post,
all because i fingered
her whisk-
ers. she walks
drunk & i laugh
cause i know
better, i will be
in bed for a week
at least.

78 comments:

Sue said...

I think I'm blushing.

;)

Bev said...

i AM blushing!
brian, what have you been up to??!!
lol!!

lori said...

So, this was way naughty without being crass. So much better to dance around the subject (in my opinion), leaves more to the imagination. Perhaps I should have waited until later in the day to read this, though, lol...Well done :)

Tara Miller said...

Fine, fine....I'll cut my fingernails....for you!! ;)

(I'm REALLY blushing too)

Old Ollie said...

A different angle from Brian...

Brian Miller said...

ollie, i so want to comment on your comment but i would get in so much trouble...

hedgewitch said...

Cat scratch fever often has that effect, my friend.

Myrna R. said...

Hah. Naughty Brian. So cute.

Who Is Afraid Of Miss Lovett? No, Mrs.Lovett... said...

Hi! Brian...
Omg! am I from "naive-city" or What?...Now I get it and...No Comment...However, words that comes to my mind after reading your poem: Short,to the point, very well-written, descriptive, metaphor, cat, meow, and
Thank-you,
deedee ;-D

Betsy said...

oh my...

:)

Daniel said...

I will purposefully not leave a comment today. (smiles)

annell said...

I love kitties! My guy just jumped up and is helping me on the computer.

Captain Dumbass said...

*scratches head*

How do I comment on this one?

Well done, sir.

Sophia said...

No words to state here..

Magpie said...

I'm not just blushing...I think I've fainted. :)

happygirl said...

I think I just watched this episode of SITC. :)

Monika said...

Oh god, it made me miss my guy all the more. You are perfect with words.
Kudos!

Belinda said...

Right on!

Monkey Man said...

Such dirty minds....all for a piece written about a kitten.

California Girl said...

I'm fanning myself.

Everyday Goddess said...

excellent double entendre!

Pat said...

And that's EXACTLY why I need a kitty-cat!

Pat Hatt said...

hahaha did #99 inspire this one
oh I'll just nod and be done
As I wouldn't want to have too much fun
For my dirty mind one might shun
Of course not you
As this proves just from a view

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

lol, NICE!

DJan said...

Oh my! I don't think my literal mind quite understood this one, Brian. Going off to hide somewhere...

Laura said...

(giggle) You always surprise.

Goofball said...

euhhhh


ok...don't know what to say on that :D

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

It seems the cat's out of the bag.

Help! Mama Remote... said...

Hum don't know if my mind is in the gutter or should I be blushing too.

liv2write2day said...

This is so good. I guess I've joined the rank of the naive, too. When I saw other comments had to go back and reread. Wonderful indirect eroticism. I love it!

Joanna Jenkins said...

:-)))))
Nice job, Brian.
Enjoy, jj

Pastor Sharon said...

Yes, well. . . very nicely done. ::))

KB said...

:)

william said...

BLUSHING, LOL, its the most natural thing in the world, lol great post mate..

Mama Zen said...

Oh, my!

Katherine said...

My... My... My!! (purrr) tee! he! he!

Travel & Dive Girl said...

Oh my! Well done...

rosaria said...

You had it coming!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Hmmmmm, I wonder if a piece about kittens could be considered graphic and lewd???? ;)
Fabulous!

Me said...

Meee-YOW!

Just in case I haven't said it recently...in my next life, I am definitely marrying a poet. :)

Ruthiey said...

hehehehe

blueviolet said...

It all comes back to that box!

Vicki Lane said...

(giggle) thinking of the various nursery rhymes I could quote here . . . but won't. And then I thought of the Governator and what he is alleged to have said about why he likes Mexican women. And then ... but no.

Margie said...

Gee golly!

Margie :):)

susansonnenmuses said...

Oh, my!!! :D

Bossy Betty said...

Just a week?

kkrige said...

purrr-fect

(sorry, but i have to join in the sillies here) ;P

farmlady said...

Well... OK! Not sure how to comment but I hope you have a really great WEEK.

Slamdunk said...

Hmmm. Cats make for such nice company, eh?

Matt Coughlan said...

Wondering what the other pet names are, and if we will see poems written about them. :D

Though seriously, enjoyed the metaphor and the playful nature of this. Excellent work!

adeeyoyo said...

Wow, Brian, you naughty boy! ♥

Zuzana said...

Good for you Brian, a post to my liking totally.;)) Hehe, I can so relate.;))
Have a great day dear friend,
xoxo

Valerie said...

No comment!!!!!!

Claudia said...

this leaves me feeling a bit drunk..and smiling...love your wife's comment..

slommler said...

One week?? Now what have you done?? Ha!
Hugs
SueAnn

Shadow said...

very clever!

haikulovesongs said...

um....i should go back and look at the comments you've made on some of my posts to see how to be clever... oh! i just thought of something but i'm gonna be good and not say it. {giggle}

Lorraine said...

ok I love your cat moments lol oh geesh

Tracie Skarbo said...

Whoooeee you are a clever boy!

Heather said...

WHOAHHHHH! :) - so clever

JStar said...

So sexy Brian!

AmyLK said...

Oh! uuummmmmmm........ smiles.

Hilary said...

I am so a-mewed. And Rosaria's comment totally made me laugh.

TALON said...

I love the duality in that. There's nothing more grateful that a satisfied cat. Just sayin' :)

trisha said...

ouch!

trisha said...

so you were being naughty? thanks for the beautiful covering, i did not get the naughty part, and dont want to. loved it as the real cat's actions. :)

sheila said...

Oh my goodness, lol!

Michelle DeRusha@Graceful said...

Seriously, if I hadn't read some of the comments, I would have thought this was about a cat, although I was puzzled indeed as to why you were lapping from a cat bowl. Sigh. Guess I don't read between the lines too well.

Lydia said...

Thank you for this, Brian. I took it in a different vein of thought because of personal issues! Sweet Feather, our 15+ year old white cat, has gone downhill rapidly this week with another bout of "megacolon," in spite of twice-daily meds and an at-home enema. I am taking her for treatment today, as I am flying to MN for a family reunion on Saturday and my husband has all our pets to care for while I'm gone. I hope they can ease this round and provide her with more comfortable days/weeks/months...I want to see her walk drunk from catnip again; I want to take many more catnaps with her (though not for a week's length of time!).

Brian Miller said...

i really have no clue what all these people are thinking....smiles.

joanne said...

so glad i clicked through here...

this is wonderfully written and since it's my, ahem, first time to your blog, this is the poem i'm likely to most remember... haha

it was as much fun reading the comments as the poem, and i think it's awesome that you write poetry for your wife and that she reads it and comments on it too...

thank you for sharing!

Selina Kingston said...

Oh Brian! You are such a naughty boy.....but I loved it !

Mighty M said...

Read this a few times, changed the context, and then I ALMOST blushed. :)

ayala said...

:)

lorely said...

Somehow I get the feeling if you were writing this about your dog...it wouldn't be quite the same! ;)

Lolamouse said...

Your wife is one lucky lady!

sonny said...

lol...you are so worth coming back to read mister brian....
this was absolutely a delicious read....

am sowwy....*makes innocent face....for being away..got involved in a few causes and being the perfectionist that i am...i suck at multi-tasking....

no poet or writer can ever feel like a stranger...we all bare too much of ourselves in our writings....xoxox

Syd said...

Okay, I like it when the cat purrs too.