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My Daughter’s Cat

April 8, 2013

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  My Poem for Day 8

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My daughter’s cat wears a marmalade coat

That fits loosely around her very round body

 

She is a cat only in the academic sense

Utterly lacking speed, cunning and agility

 

Or any other characteristic that would help

Her survive outside our front door

 

She sits on the window sill and watches our dogs

And the real cats cavorting and living the life

 

She watches with what? Gratitude or Envy?

Or is there a pent-up longing to stalk and kill prey?

 

To hunt in the fields and put her skills and slyness

To the test, yet avoid the deadly notice of coyotes

 

Though overweight, she manages to launch herself

To the top of the sofa where she surveys her domain

 

The hearth, the parquet floor, the area under the dining

Room table—the Serengeti that is our living room

 

At night, when my wife and I watch our programs on TV

The cat walks along the top of the sofa and behind our heads

 

A curling monkey tail snakes around to whip us about

The nose and eyes with the aplomb of a feather duster

 

For an added affectionate measure, she butts her head against

The back of ours and purrs her tolerance of our existence

 

 

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5 Comments
  1. Lesley permalink

    LOL your cat’s photo! That’s the most bored cat i’ve ever seen. Maybe you guys need to switch to some more interesting TV – Animal Planet? Hehe

  2. LOVING the poet that is Ernie. LOVING them all!

  3. Jared permalink

    The picture does not show the cats shear size and uselessness. lol 😀 Great poem dad. Keep it up!

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