“hello there, kitty—“
whispers the yellow killer
cue the film score
for this linoleum thriller!
an ‘alien’-themed anthem starts to sing
and the white-pawed approach is light
what is this yellow, scary thing
with its stationary might?
catnipped kitty is a brave, little stalker
with a furry, arch-backed killing stance
but the tennis ball is an evil mocker
and rolls but doesn’t dance!
spastic-stringed puppet pouncer
who pulls those cords for feline?
he can’t get close to get the bouncer
his courage is on the short line
retreat is imminent, back to bed
kittycat scared away
“I’ll come back and attack,” he said
“on another thrilling day!”
mocks the yellow ball
“I’ll stay here and wait—“
the score is done and that is all
’til again they tempt their fate!