Stop Everything

Betty cat sidles up
Shoves her way in
Lolls under my firm pressure
Kneading my gut.
Telling me with toenails uncut…
Stop working, stop everything–
Make more…
Make more love.

Elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth writes literary non-fiction, haiku, cultural rants, and Demand Poetry in order to forward the cause of beautiful writing. She teaches and speaks about the rhetorical impact of beautiful writing. A recent transplant to Connecticut, she calls London, Kansas City, and Iowa home.