Gail White: Reality Show

The cat says, Pay me some attention,
you dumb people, even though
you have more troubles than you can mention
clamoring for your intervention.
Where did your education go?
Even the cat would have paid attention
to your last credit card suspension,
your negative cash and credit flow.
The aggravations you could mention
include your child's incomprehension
of every song and dance you know.
The cat has paid you more attention
than this dumb kid whose reprehension
of your whole life will only grow.
The other troubles you could mention
include the loss of your old age pension,
your job, your sex life, last year's snow.
And through each trial that you can mention,
the cat's demanding your attention.