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Old Tom

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Old Tom

Old Tom


I've fed Old Tom 
for many years 
with never any thanks,
not one meow.

He comes at night 
with eyes ablaze.
I crack the door
and slide a tin 

of Fancy Feast
across the deck
toward him 
like a puck. 

He hunkers
on the railing till
I lock up.
Then he pounces.

The tin's a mouse, 
you see, 
and finally
it's time to eat. 


Donal Mahoney

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