Marvin the Mouse

is living in the house,

in the cupboard,

with my dishes.

Marvin got upset when I closed the door this morning and started rattling pots and pans which woke up the mad kitten in her flannel nest on top of the cupboard.

and her reaction?

to look at me with those “how could you?”eyes and curl up tighter and go back to sleep.

The funny thing is when she brought Marvin over from the other section I was on the phone. And I kept pointing and snapping at what I now know I consider “her half” of the room and she didn’t put Marvin down in my half, but went back to hers.

But then of course, she tried to bring him back over and the process repeated. Now, poor Marvin, during the ten minutes of back and forth, just sort of lay in her mouth with glassy eyes. But as soon as she let him go he was up and at ’em.

Now he is in the cupboard.

I have a mouse who gets upset with me if I close the cupboard door and a cat who just looks at me with disgust if her sleep is disturbed. What did I do to deserve this?

I am not sure why I feel like today is a holiday. I still have to work, albeit stop working at 2 to go to my dinner, then it is back at work. But maybe it is because, in my walk for coffee this morning, people are out and smiling.

Maybe it is something in the air.

c.2010 Cassandra Tribe. All Rights Reserved


About cassandratribe

"There are few artists that can do what Cassandra Tribe does. Whether with her poetry, her videos or her blog, Cassandra examines the truths that most of us can never come close to realizing and shows it for what it is, both beautiful and frightening at the same time. She exposes our inner-most workings like the cross-section of a powerful but flawed machine, our gears and springs, nuts and bolts removed and laid out before us. She is a true artist. Her new video, Requiem for a God, is the latest example of Cassandra's willingness to tear open and examine the very things that make us human. Shooting the film entirely by herself, she also eliminates all the little excuses we come up with to keep us from ourselves and our truth. You see, even when she's not trying to be, Cassandra Tribe is a beacon of truth and humanity in this darkest of worlds." (Michael E. Quigg, The Culture Network, June 2009)
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