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RIC S. BASTASA


plain cat


i do not have the mood
for tautologies
and dialectics
and metaphors

so a cat is just a
cat and the printer
is just another printer
and the bloody ink
is just the plain
bloody ink on those
literal floors

but i like your
idea of the cat calling
for a cat's nap ang
perhaps a little pat
on her back

cats too have
birthdays and
metaphors may
convert them
to wives and
concubines

cats and moons
struck and grinning.

Submitted: Sunday, December 07, 2008

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