Sunday, April 9, 2023

Pet Project

A narrow copper strip
Of tiny fairy lights
Fixed to the underside

Of the kitchen shelving
For a decorative
Effect switched on at night

Is dangling and broken
Where it’s meant to attach.
Underneath it, a cat

Appears dedicated
To ripping down the rest,
Committed to the work

Of dismantling this strip
Of copper fairy lights,
Dedicated in fact.

You could chase off the cat.
Let it out to kill birds.
Or just let it remain

Content with obsession,
Given domestication
Has rewired it like that.

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