Lost Cat

A poster, on a lamp-post, a little faded.

Golden Tabby – advanced age
Answers to Kawamura.

Reward on return.


There’s a golden tabby
just sitting there, on a wall,
and a man (seen the poster) sits nearby.
“Hi” the cat says,
“Hello” he replies, “Hows things?”
(He’s been lonely, and needs the scratch – instinctive reaction)
“Fine, mostly – tuna handouts have slowed”, “and you?”
“Eh, so – so, I guess”
(Strange sense of normalcy here)
“You look familiar. Kawamu -”
“I’ve heard that before”.
(And gaining trust)
“How long have you been sitting?”
“Awhile” the cat responds “time have a tendency to flow by”
(The man notices something – it’s a little odd)
“Two tails?”
“That’s so”
(Cats don’t stand on their hind paws do they?)
And just like that, the man and everything he
see’s hurtles down the cats maw.


A poster, on a lamp-post, a little more faded.

“Word has it there’s one idling down on the old factory site.”
“Huh, could use some help with the rent.”




Image found here: http://hyakumonogatari.com/2012/04/21/nekomata-the-split-tailed-cat/

Awesome place for inspiration as well.

Currently reading Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami, and paying (sort of, ish homage) to one of my favourite characters.



About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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10 Responses to Lost Cat

  1. Yousei Hime says:

    Just read this last year. I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts on it. I love the Kawamura character.

  2. Laurie Kolp says:

    Maybe Pat Hatt has your cat… imagine that.

  3. Wow…I just LOVED this! My favourite today I think, and I loved the link and the folklore, it’s so interesting, thank you so much for a great post. Excellent!

  4. 1emeraldcity says:

    O, that ending! Yeow! “tuna handouts have slowed” elicited a chuckle. .

  5. Alex Dissing says:

    I enjoyed the conversation between the two of them. That “tuna handout” line put a smile on my face. Nice write.

  6. lucychili says:

    ooh yes cats are tricksy folk =)

  7. Lindy Lee says:

    Kawamura, mystery cat; very nice post, SkyRaft…

  8. joanna says:

    how could i not love a good cat-thriller poem? this is a little different from what i had been used to reading from you, but definitely no less wonderful. loved the back-and-forth dialogue, and the cliff-hanger ending. fascinating folklore!

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