Saturday, November 06, 2010

Life is cheep

I miss that cat,

and that cat,

and that one.

I miss that parakeet,

that one,

and that one, especially.

No birds of mine have died

in 13 years.

But two cats in two have gone.

Thirteen years ago

a human life ceased.

The contrasts of effort still puzzle me.

Crush a roach,

usher a spider or wasp,

bury an unknown pigeon.

Rip out a rose bush,

Slash at raspberry canes full of thorns,

Preserve the weed someone mentioned was akin to spinach.

Eat dead cow,

dead chicken,

dead pig.

Save puppy-mill pups,

crazy-cat-lady hoarded felines,

use erratic capitalization.


Hyperblogal said...

Would this qualify as Poetic Panache? Note random capitalization..

Applecart T. said...

ganache is preferred.

marzipan may be substituted.

in a pinch, a canister of unpacked brown sugar will suffice.

Applecart T. said...

Applecart T. said...

add 1 budgie (aka 'parakeet')