The Extraordinary Poetry of Buddy the Cat


The food of the gods
Turkey, it’s so delicious
More turkey, servant!

Time for seventh nap
Beauty rest is required
Sleep on you, human!

Mystical flower
Transforms boring to blissful
Give me catnip now!


I met a traveler from an antique cat cafe
Who said: “Two vast and polished turds
Stand in the litter…near them, in the disarray
Half sunk a shattered clump lies, resembling Los Gatos
With wrinkled lip and cold sneer of jealousy
Tell that its sculptor well read those passions and pathos
Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless turds of heresy
The paw that mocked them, and the heart that fed
And taped to the box, these words appear:
‘Our name is Los Gatos, Gang of Gangs we led
Look upon my catnip empire, ye mighty, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains round the decay
Of that colossal poop, boundless and bare
The lone and level litter stretches far away.”

The Raven

Once upon a midnight dreary I woke with something in my head
I couldn’t escape the memory of the poultry in my head
Like a game show contestant with a parting gift, I could not believe my eyes
When I heard through the voice of a trusted Big Buddy
Who used to humor me and feed me fries, yeah humor me and feed me fries
Quothe the raven: “Nevermore!”
“Shut up, raven!” I said. “Or I’ll make you into a late night snack
You may not be turkey, but every kind of bird I shall attack
So shut those loose lips, or I’ll use your bones as toothpicks
And then enjoy Temptations as a digestif.”

Buddy is available for readings at all distinguished parlors of poetry and bookstores. His chapbook, “Turkey In My Bowl,” is available in June from Handsome Boy Press.

8 thoughts on “The Extraordinary Poetry of Buddy the Cat”

    1. The top three are haikus. 🙂 Bud even counted the syllables on his toe beans.

      Tux, dapper fellow
      Always dressed like James Bond
      Shaken, not stirred

      Julie, human slave
      Caters to the whims of Tux
      He’s such a good boy


  1. **apawss apawss**
    Yore “THE Raven” iss furabuluss!
    An yore Haiku’ss are amazin!
    1st Haiku iss mee fave an BellaSita Mum likess yore 2nd Haiku best.
    BellaSita Mum dayss yore Buddymandias made her REELLY LAFFF!!!
    Wee had NO idea you were so poe-etick ……
    ***nose rubss*** BellaDharma an ((huggiess)) BellaSita Mum

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    1. Buddymandias came to Buddy in a dream when he fell asleep on top of Big Buddy whilst watching a documentary on ancient Egypt, a place of mystery, antiquity and a really huge litter box watched over by a Sphynx cat.


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