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What the Cat Saw (Day 26, 2017)

Just a few more days to go for National Poetry Writing Month. What the Cat Saw The cat balances  on the back of the couch with her face pressed against the window watching the little boy play soccer in the neighbor’s … Continue reading

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I brought home a kitten

I brought home  a kitten for my wife to cuddle on the couch in front of the TV but it scratched her on the cheek and shat in her slipper which no one noticed until … yuck and now the … Continue reading

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Rest, Alfie

Two weeks ago, my cat, Alfie, fell off the bed.  Actually, I’m being imprecise, because he never quite made it up.  He jumped, missed, and fell on the IKEA-wood platform base that supports my mattress.  He yowled and slunk away … Continue reading

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A Spenserian Sonnet about Dogs (Day 23, 2016)

Only a week left for National Poetry Writing Month. A Spenserian Sonnet about Dogs What motivates a dog to wake each day? Is it love and duty for her master? Or would she rather run and jump and play, making canine … Continue reading

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12:33 PM (Day 19, 2016)

National Poetry Writing Month has entered its 19th day. 12:33 PM The dog wants to eat. It is time, he implies, shuffling sideways to the steel bowl and nudging it with his nose so it makes a metallic scraping noise sliding … Continue reading

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Feline Blues (Day 17, 2016)

Day 17, and National Poetry Writing Month rolls along. Feline Blues What’s the worst thing about being a cat? You may be tempted to say it’s the food, which is either dry and hard, or moist and mushy and made of meat … Continue reading

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Pepe (Day 8, 2016)

Today is the 8th day of National Poetry Writing Month! Pepe    He frightened her, the mouse, scampering into her classroom at odd hours, so she decided to name him, a mental trick  to ease her fear. She called him Pepe. … Continue reading

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