Rat-a-tat-cat

 
Photo by Melissa Reid

Photo by Melissa Reid

As i was tapping,
Rat-a-tat-tat on my keyboard,
My cat,
Thought that,
It would be helpful
Standin in the way of the screen,
This fluffy being,
Get oot of ma way i almost scream,
Deadlines,
Deadlines,
I mutter in a furious stream,

Rat-a-tat-tat,
Get oot ma way you stupid cat,
Keep yer paws oot ma coffee tae,
And don’t you dare touch that,
No no,
Ah c’mon am trying tae write,
Can’t you just bother me later tonight,

Purr purr whats this maw?,
Ooh ohh kin a play wae it,
This wire looks fun tae chew,
Nom nom,
Awa wae ye! Wretched princess fluff,
Deadlines,
Deadlines,
I must rat-a-tat-tat on my keyboard,
Extra extra fast,

Wit ye dain noo?,
Get yer head of ma college bag,
An stop yer eatin ma pens,
C’mon ya silly infernal cat,
Leave things be and stop doing that,
Rat-a-tat-tat,
On my keyboard – beat it!
Rat-a-tat-tat,
Rat-a-tat-cat.


Lauren Cullen is a student of the HNC Creative Professional Writing course at City of Glasgow College. Lauren says of herself, "I am a very dedicated student but I do like to have some fun as well, so when my cat decided to stroll up beside me during an important writing binge I thought it appropriate to use that funny wee fluff in my work."