It will not come as a surprise to many of you to learn that I have a cat calendar in my office. This year's version features poems by cats, and while I've enjoyed them all, the one for April really makes me melt down. So here it is, with thanks to its anonymous author:
Why Are You Screaming?
Why are you screaming?
What did I do wrong?
Why are you crying?
How can I make it right?
Would you like it in a different color?
Would you like it in a different size?
Would you like it in a different room?
I just wanted to show my love.
I just wanted to express my thanks.
I just wanted to put a dead mouse on your sheets.
But now you are screaming
And i don't know how to make you stop.