something about a cat

she told me,
‘that son of a bitch,’
(that’s you)
‘that son of a bitch
strangled my cat.’
now Mabel, I told her,
he wouldn’t strangle your
cat.
‘that son of a bitch
strangled my cat,’ she said,
‘he came in the back door
and strangled my cat!”
and I told her,
Mabel that man wouldn’t do that,
he’s too busy
drinking.

do you think I strangled her cat?
I asked.

she looked at me and asked,
I don’t know.
did you?
did you?
did you?