The Neighbor's Cat by Mather Schneider

The neighbor’s cat
comes and visits
me sometimes.

We don’t
talk much
or get very
close to
each other.

Tonight he came
and jumped on the table
outside my window
on the porch and
looked in at
me.

I opened the window
a crack and blew
smoke out at
him.

He sneezed a couple
times and pawed his
face and then
jumped
away.

He will keep
coming back
though I don’t
feed him or
accept him.

He’s funny that
way.

Stupid
maybe.


Mather Schneider is a 43 year old cab driving living in Tucson. He has a couple of full length books available on Amazon and another on the way this summer. His work has appeared in the small press for 20 years.