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The Extra-Dimensional Feline Muse

Fingers pirouetting semi-nimbly on the keyboard the intermediate ballet course of my muse encoding the fleeting images and rhythms before they escape, a joyous outflowing And from the rough direction of the office, or perhaps the Throne Room next to it, a shuffling sound, crinkle, rustle, whoosh like the printer whirring to life Identification of the sound brings a chortle of defensive laughter the cat scraping litter to cover her own joyous outflowing printing out a good one, like I hope to my muse dreams in four colorful dimensions; my poems print in merely two flat, ink-and-papery dimensions how many dimensions does the cat’s muse touch, given that she just printed in three-dee living color, her inspiration complete and satisfying, with no editing? Again I reflect on the destiny of our efforts both hers and my ephemeral creations bound for roughly the same fate: the landfill, eventually, in one form or another, loved but forgotten 7/24/16 © Thomas W. Quigley

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Date: 7/30/2016 6:22:00 PM
haha, just read what you said to me. yeah, some follower our "snickers" has turned out to be. Thanks for your wonderful wishes today!
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Date: 7/27/2016 8:24:00 PM
I love this, Tom! I can just picture the scene in my head - you at the computer and the cat in the litter box. Hilarious! Blessings!
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/28/2016 11:36:00 AM
:-) Thanks, Kim!
Date: 7/25/2016 6:12:00 PM
haha. What a unique poem. My dog loves her creation too. Such a nasty habit he has of digging out her pooh from the litter box sometimes. And eating it!!! UGGGGG
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/25/2016 7:02:00 PM
So your cat has a follower!!! Yeah, yuck.
Date: 7/25/2016 7:38:00 AM
I never really was a cat person. I don't do hairballs. I really like the poem though. Written in your own unique style which I envy.
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Tom Quigley
Date: 7/25/2016 7:00:00 PM
Thanks, Daniel! I've lived with cats for 24 years (exact duration of my wife and my relationship...), and I've finally warmed up to this last one. Mostly because she's quiet.