Cat in the Hallway


Little past two, couldn't sleep again
Put on my yellow flannel gown, wandered down
Past all the funny night sounds

Met the grey cat in the hallway
And you, standing by the mirror
And I was holding the cat in the hallway

Shivering in the mirror
Talking about the cat, being in the hallway
And I felt like death warmed up
Only slightly, from all the yellow... 

But I didn't want to leave the cat
And all in the hallway
And I didn't want to lose the cat
And all in the hallway

But what more could we say? 
So I put him down, and backed up
To all the lonely night sounds

(For me, it's not over breakfast, but in the hallway.)