Cat on a Lectern


Cat on a Lectern

Dearly beloved, I done pee
In the gooseberries
I speak for the small and the scuttling
Beatitude of bees and moths
Behemoth, black dog
Curl, snarl at my patterings
You hypocrite tall-poles
With your godly inquisitions
Oh so prosy and sallow
I scratch at the beading
Make holes in the bible
The skinning of mouseys
At night when you’re afraidy
Always so timid prays
Protect me and help me!
Goddess of starlings
Oh me is the beginning
The Kingdom, the boiled lights
The tripes and the chitterlings
Of every bad varmint
I love you, I tease you
You skunkflea of dribblings
The ripping of cassocks
The fleas and the ticks
And the worms which adore ye

So ends the first lesson


Veronica Aldous 2016 All rights reserved

My thanks to the beautiful Miss Mewsley of Caterham


About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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