A Divided Union (Day 30, 2018)

The NaPoWriMo folks asked us to interact with an odd historical fact.

A Divided Union

Lincoln was the first president
with pet cats,
a fact that so enraged
dog-loving actor John Wilkes Booth
that he interruped a play
to make his displeasure known.

A century later
JFK demanded that
his children have dogs
despite his pet allergies,
only to be felled
by a cabal of
conspiratorial cat fanciers.

No nation may long endure
half-cat and half-dog,
which has prompted
our current president
to forego pets entirely,
as he seeks to unify us in his
usual quiet, dignified manner.


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