"Cat Burglar" Video Poem (mp4)
"Cat Burglar" is a poem about our cat, "Boo." Like most cats, he would bring home the occasional dead bird, or lizard, and drop them at our feet as offerings. But one summer, Boo started bringing home more than just the usual dead prey. Over the course of the summer he brought home pool toys, sunglasses, work gloves, diapers, a Beanie Baby and enough other stuff to fill up a cardboard storage box. We were starting to feel guilty because some of the things were pretty cool, but there was really no way to know for sure where they had actually come from. Thus the idea of "Cat Burglar" was born.