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Topic: Bookends (01/30/14)
TITLE: Kitty Kareers
By Virginia Lee Bliss
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
Of my comfy housecat situation,
I’d search monster.com
And scan Jobs CD Rom,
In search of career creation.
Luxury hotel posts position
For cat as a welcome addition.
Wealthy guests will spend sums
For bed warmers and chums.
Cat rentals are now a tradition.
Churches and breweries seek kitties.
Museums in all of the cities
And grocers agree---
Hire cats---that’s the key.
Even cats to serve on committees.
Artist’s model, ship’s cat, dust mop, doormat,
Movie star, mascot, mousetrap, salescat,
Mayor, alarm clock…..…..beard…...?
Foot warmer, actor, service cat, fur hat.
Opportunities endless, I see.
But the one that is perfect for me.
The job I envision;
Yes, that’s my decision.
A bookend---that’s just what I’ll be.
The feline form’s often reputed,
And most say it’s very well suited
To grace books in your homes
Or collections of poems.
It’s indeed I say undisputed.
Would a Longhair and I make a pair?
Or pal with a plump British Shorthair?
Or perhaps a Ragdoll
Would be best of all.
Or bookend with a Rex debonair?
If paired with a gleaming black panther
I’d engage in my sparkling banter.
If he would but permit,
I’d display all my wit.
But could I expect him to anther? *
Paired with a pontifical Persian,
Would I long for an alternate version?
Chummed with a charming Chartreux,
Would I wish too, to be blue?
Or yen for escape and diversion?
If twinned with a Turkish Angora
Would I dream of a Sphynx from Andorra?
If I matched with a Manx
Would I gladly give thanks ?
Or consider it quite a plethora?
If matched with a regal Siamese
Would I long for a chatty Burmese?
Buddy with a Bengal?
Birman for a friend-pal?
Or duet with a sweet Balinese?
I’m raggin’ with a RagaMuffin,
Persian’s got me all a’puffin’,
Cavortin’ with a Calico,
Mau from New Mexico,
They’ve got me all a’fluffin’! ;-)
I pause in my fanciful story
And reflect as I take inventory.
I’ve a fabulous gig!
Yes, I’m dancing a jig!
Lordly housecat is surely my glory!
* Courtesy of Ogden Nash “If called by a panther---don’t anther.”
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