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)
(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.