love to lay in an opened newspaper
kneeding their paws and licking
behind their heads.
They appear from the shadows with stealth
and choose the section I was planning
but never Sports.
They like to show what sophisticates
when they rest upon magazines like
or The Economist.
A cracked book is oft a tempting invite
while important papers are quite grand
or hiding under sofas and beds
and the like.
And though they exhibit this curiosity
above all, it’s just a well-practiced and feigned
to the significance
of it all.