Jealousy the Green-Eyed Cat

Jesus, please do something

about this green-eyed cat jealousy

who has parked herself in my house

purring discontent.

She seemed sweet enough on the doorstep

with her message of “poor you”. 

Once in, she patted me with soft paws mewing,

“that’s not fair” and “you deserve better”.

She lapped up all the milk of human kindness

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About Carol Penner

I am a Mennonite pastor currently teaching theology at Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario. I’ve served congregations in Ontario and most recently, Alberta.

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