Poem by Lee Su Min

A Cat on the Sofa

I woke up and found myself surrounded by shoppers

And then I found my best friend Mimi

She meows at me instead of singing an opera

No the Mimi was gone

And now replaced by a sweet purr

I love cats! But cats do not love me

I do not meow in return anymore

Instead I look at them and say,

“Hey, I am not Mimi but your best friend Pearly”

If you sell your fat tail to me

I would be happy to make any consideration

On condition that you do not ask for more than a dollar