Poetic Cat’s Got My Tongue

Come learn to write Elfchens – short, simple and fun! Capture those simple thoughts – also read Celaine’s “You’re invited: Elfchen Poetry Potluck”

Steps In Between

It’s National Poetry Month, but have I written any poetry? Sadly, no. I’m forgiving myself though and blaming the cat. Figuratively speaking, of course, since I’m allergic to cats.

Once again, it’s Elfchens (eleven-word poems) to the rescue!

The idiom, cats got your tongue, has some disturbing literal origins, and for those reasons I will let readers dabble with them on their own. https://allthatsinteresting.com/cat-got-your-tongue.

For my context today, I’m taking the childhood silly saying to mean, I have no words right now.


pierced and pawed,

muffled by fur.

Gleaming cat eyes warn,


No words at all? That’s not necessarily true either. I have been writing away in the fiction corner of my life, and though a year ago I easily balanced both poetry and fiction, the latter seems to be monopolizing all my brain power. Hence, the very reason I am forgiving myself. I still feel…

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