tiny maggots/hundreds of them
all over the cat’s food
can’t remember/the last time I changed it
where is that cat, anyway?
in the closet? /in the corner? /under those clothes?
buried in a mountain of trash?
can I even be sure/that it’s still alive?
I guess it must be
something is shitting/all over the floor
couldn’t be me/could it?
I think I’d remember/something like that
I’d like to turn the light on/get a closer look
but the power is dead/the phone too
can’t call for help
even if there was a person/who gave a damn
should get up/throw out the cat food
but I’m so tired
just want to lay here/on the couch
don’t want to move/a muscle
the cat will have to take/what it can get
the cat will have to wait
I’ll take care of it/tomorrow
I’ll get off this couch/tomorrow
everything will change/tomorrow