seeking gratification

she waits impatiently
cries insistently for entry

and upon arrival
stalks about
waiting for affection

there are nights
when i am just too tired
or not in the mood

and within a few
minutes of sensing
she won’t be getting any

she scratches at the door
asking to be let out again.

some beings just don’t
know how to stick around

i might have pet her
if she had just given me
a minute to settle in.