Eye On Life Magazine

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The Prodigal

I’ve fed Old Tom

for many years

with never any thanks,

not one meow.

 

He arrives at night

with eyes ablaze.

I crack the door

and slide a tin

 

of Fancy Feast

across the deck

toward him 

like a puck.

 

He hunkers

on the railing till

I lock up.

Then he pounces.

 

The tin’s a mouse,

you see,

and suddenly

it’s time to eat.

 

 

Donal Mahoney