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Tomcat in the Wee Hours
by Toby H Russell

Monday, September 08, 2008
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One for cat lovers, or maybe for the cats themselves -- I feel their pain!

wakeup eyesblink everystretch
p l e a s u r e
pulse-then-flicker-to-stand nosun-greylightstill
where? SafeFamiliarHome
FOOD? gothatway-FOODplace
notFOOD! yeowlFOOD? Bigman?
yesBigMan – notyeowl – dangerpain

? gothatway-BigLittleOneplace
quiet BigLittleOne-sleep? yeowlFOOD?
yesBigMan! – notyeowl – dangerpain
settlewait getonsoftwarm settlewait
–
time
–
noisefromthere wherethere? BigManplace
waitmore BigManDo-pissclean pisscleanplace
gothere settlewaitCute+Quiet
BigManlike-Cute+Quiet seesme-notAnger
staylikethis goodthis
–
time
–
GoOUT! GoOUTnow! IMPORTANT!
yeowlbyOutPlaceHome BigMannoise-yesyesyes
yeowlbyOutPlaceHome BigMannoise-MyNameAnger
BigManmovenear shrinksmall+yeowlsoft
BigMannoise-yesyesyes+openOutplaceHome

runningdownbumps
runningdownbumps
runningdownbumps

BigMan-openOutplaceOut

Out! gothere-pissplaceOut
aaaaah-pissdig

? HuntDragons
KillDragons
EatDragons

makebeautifulsong

THD Russell

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Reviewed by Richard Atwood 9/12/2008
One for the cat lover, I'm sure. Rather effective, and close-on to the actual thing. (See, you CAN use spacing to effect!) I think I liked your first line, and "runningdownbumps," with also the last 4 lines best of all. Very cat-minded realistic.
Like it or not, however, poems do crave some sort of title... opposed to phrases. Or did you just omit entering them, because you do list them at the top?
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