Guest Poem: Cats & Dogs by Dane Cobain

Dane Cobain is the author of No Rest for the Wicked, (Supernatural Thriller),  Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home (poetry) The Rise and Fall of a Social Network (literary fiction), Social Paranoia: How Consumers and Brands Can Stay Safe in a Connected World (non-fiction). I sent him 5 words (Peace, Bark, Yoga, Light, Wind) and he created the following poem for me.  If you like what you read check out some of his books or my review of No Rest for the Wicked linked above.

Cats and Dogs

by Dane Cobain

Cats and dogs get stressed
my friend
you’re not the only one.

There are fireworks
on the Fourth of July
or men with strange scents,
smells like leather
as they slide your post
through the letterbox.

Sometimes they’re afraid
of the wind and rain,
and sometimes they bark
in the night-time.

Sometimes they break the peace
with a growl and a kiss,
purring, “Please, Mr. Food Man,
let meowt again.”

Sometimes they stretch
with their paws on their heads,
following yoga steps
like a downward-facing dog.

Sometimes they’re scared
when the light goes out;
it’s a primal thing
that we still feel
in the evening.

Cats and dogs get stressed
my friend
but not as much as goldfish;
they remember six seconds
and forget themselves,
then get themselves stressed
all over again;
it’s no surprise
you want to be
a lion.