Bob Genevro

Rookie - 0 Points (February 20,1951 / Palo Alto, CA)

Kinky The Cat - Poem by Bob Genevro

For her tom cat father 'Panther'
For her manx mother 'Whoopie'

For on one dark and stormy night, she streaked into Adams St.
For the hit-and-run car that smashed her head
For her internal bleeding and chipped vampire teeth
For her Steve Young brain concussion
For her one-month convalescence in San Mateo County Kennel
For her RESSURECTION

For her goofy behavior
For she slipped into a bucket of dirty car oil
For every morning at 6 a.m. she lies on my left ankle
For she growls at Ginger the pesky feline next door
For she bitches about her daily diet of tap water and dry IAMS
For the stringy spider webs draped over her pointy ears
For she licks my daughter Sarah's hair then chokes
For she rocks and rolls into catnip flakes
For she naps with her paws over her eyes
For Kurt Cobain who seranades her full-blast
For she craves deep tissue massages
For she 'does her business' in summers squatting on gravel, hot as lava

For she is a master hunter.
For she pounces on doves, sparrows and giant moths
For she rotates her radar ears toward hippity-hoppity pigeons
For she leaps and chomps on pencils
For she plays red-light, green-light with white mice
For she flips mice in the air to see if they land heads or tails

For Edgar Allan Poe's 'Black Cat'
For T.S. Eliot's 'Old Possum'
For Andrew Lloyd Webber shining spotlights on all cats
For 'PInocchio' and Figaro fishing for Cleo, the sultry goldfish
For Sylvester the spitting sputtering Loony Tune cat

And especially
For Kinky the Cat's kinky tail shaped like number 7


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 20, 2010


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