After You Said Yes By David Spicer

You do know I’m a lunatic, don’t you?
I once adopted four stray cats at once.

The four stray cats adopted me on the spot.
I robbed a drug store with a water gun.

The clerk laughed at my gun and I squirted him.
I don’t howl but hoot, a mad owl, at the moon.

The moon doesn’t hoot or howl. It’s never mad.
I meow to my cats in early morning.

My cats meow back in morning chorus.
Don’t laugh too hard. You bark at dogs, don’t you?

My cats and I laugh, smile at dogs all the time.
I’ve bought a calico sports car for my cats.

My cats and I can’t wait to drive the sports car.
You do know I’m a lunatic, don’t you?

About David Spicer

David has published over 600 poems in magazines such as Santa Clara Review, Moria, Oyster River Pages, and elsewhere. Nominated for a Best of the Net three times and a Pushcart twice, he is author of six chapbooks, the latest being Tribe of Two. His third collection, American Maniac, will soon be available from Hekate publishing. His website is

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