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My wife is out of town

It’s just me and my old cat

Two old men

Minding the house while Mom is gone.

No need for an alarm clock

For it is me, and not my wife

That our old beast wakes at 4:30 a.m.

But for all that,

He doesn’t make me coffee like my wife does.

He creeps me out because he watches me take a shower.

He sits on the Sunday paper

So can’t read it.

When I look at my cellphone

He meows or brings one of his toys.

But he is no help at finding where Mom keeps the dishwashing soap.

He does absolutely nothing

to help me solve the puzzles in the paper

Lacking an opposable thumb

His job is basically being adorable

And waking me up.

Come hone honey.

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