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"Kitty!"

He calls my name now
In sequins
Like a brocade of sounds
pattering from a single mouth
I continue to lick my behind
Showing the absurdity to the sorcerer
He doesn't feed me; he doesn't know me,
Though I slept on his belly on my first Christmas day
No bigger than a baby shoe...
Damn the cat's nostalgia!
We bore it out of our souls
Like machinated shovels
We live for the next kill
Afraid of every God damn moment...

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  1. Date: 2/22/2010 7:42:00 PM
    I think this sounds pretty cool. Sounds like the cat is not crazy anymore about his owner, but I liked his Rambo tough act! LUv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 6:44:00 PM
    This cat thinks it's a lion, and is talking tough in an almost boastful manner. Like the Eastwood of cats. So don't feel sorry, or get creeped out...this is a well-cared for cat who insists on eating its own live kill...im talkin rambo cat...

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 6:31:00 PM
    different cat here, sounds scary

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 8:38:00 AM
    Something of a dark side to this poor kitty's lament. Hate to see once-loved pets cast aside and left to fend for themselves. Like the way you used the personification to express the cat'sanger so clearly. Well done, Matt! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 6:16:00 AM
    Hummm... Very interesting. I read it twice. (I usually read your poems a couple of times in order to glean the wisdom.) "Poor feral(?) kitty" Have you seen Constance's cat tails contest? (soupmail) Lovingly, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 1/11/2010 1:08:00 AM
    This is based on a very real cat.