Meow and Yeow: The Mill Street Cat(s)

05 May

“I clasp my hands and shadow dance.”

Prancing down the porch lit street,

crossing over to the concrete sidewalk,

where you can’t step on the cracks,

‘cause you’ll break your mother’s back,’

bumping each other into old tar chipped potholes,


Meow was taking a walk with his best friend Yeow.


Tails straight up, tips waggling simultaneously,

butts swaggering shamelessly, strut inseparably

to the corner street light; lighting the source,

of the pitter patter, the friendship and love

under such mischievous dainty feet.


Best friends in sunshine! Best friends all the time!


From sunset to sunrise, without surprise though,

they roll, play, and sneak between crevices,

dented barrels, old barns, and neighborhood alleys.

Losing each other in the darkened cracks and black gaps,

chasing each other to the cusp of darkness to the first light of dawn;


when all twilight friends dim before the glow of morning.


Tail straight, still high, tip quivering,

prancing with an ole stride, purring mindlessly,

 Meow muffled through the gray dew street without Yeow;

that little rascal, plays disappearing tricks at the end of every night,


slipping beneath picked-up padded feet,

and sweetly meowing a distant sleepy-good-night.


Posted by on May 5, 2013 in Cat, Friendship, Humor, Mill Street, Pets, poems, Poetry


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11 responses to “Meow and Yeow: The Mill Street Cat(s)

  1. dsnake1

    May 7, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    this is such a fun read. 🙂


  2. ZQ

    May 6, 2013 at 12:50 pm



  3. Poet Laundry

    May 6, 2013 at 1:58 am

    I can picture it all. Descriptive and fun 🙂


  4. ZQ

    May 5, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you.


  5. ZQ

    May 5, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I always like your visits. Thank you.


  6. ZQ

    May 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    Thank you sir.


  7. bonniejtoomey2013

    May 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Nice description of two feline friends from morning to day’s end. Playful and sweet.


  8. mindlovemisery

    May 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    This is so charming and I agree it gives a fantastic visual =)


  9. skipmars

    May 5, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I can see them. Imagery is very good. The lyrical movement is strong. I like the wording and sounds and flow. Nice work.


  10. ZQ

    May 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Hmmmm, Thank you.


  11. charleenm

    May 5, 2013 at 12:31 pm

    This is cute and nostalgic!



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