Scoring Highly on the Psychopathy Scale

by P.J.Reed

I am worried about the
Career aspirations of my cat;
The nightly stalking and the
Dismemberments on our mat.

She distains from human contact
Ignores commands to sit or stay;
In quest for isolation
Sleeping in her box all day.

Loving me in purring tones
Seducing every dinner time;
Compulsive public licking
Hides the evidence of her crime.

Sated; flicks her tail and leaves
To that dark world beyond my door;
While I wait in nightly fear
Of bodies on my kitchen floor.

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P.J.Reed is a writer and dark romantic poet. She has been published in numerous anthologies and collections. She specialises in speculative fiction, writing mainly Dark Romantic and Gothic Horror poetry. Her work is featured in many anthologies and essay writing guides. Her first collection of work is entitled "The Wicked Come" and available from Amazon and all good bookshops.

Last updated April 30, 2015