Why do cats think they can squeeze
Into a box half their size?
And don’t they know that perching
On the edge of a water filled bath,
Is a little unwise?
Do they not comprehend;
When they reach the top
Of an eighty foot tree –
Getting rescued is no guarantee?
And how many times
Before they understand;
The gifts they present us
Should be contraband?
Why – when you buy them
The latest scratch post,
Do they lacerate your leather sofa
Is it because they are all plain stupid?
Or misunderstood and convoluted?
My theory is – they’ve evolved to control,
Because they already own us
Body and soul.