Black Cat Misery

Written for:  Sunday Muse #130

See Harry?
I told you–
no good
can come
from cloning.
No individuality,
no characteristics,
and not enough
chow to go 'round.
While humans tram
from place to place,
we are limited.  How
I'd love to see
a cute Calico, a
sweet-tempered Tabby,
or a tasteful Tuxedo.
Alas, I fear we are
a group destined
for extinction.
I told you all about
the mistakes humans
make, Harry.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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29 Responses to Black Cat Misery

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    I hope Harry listens! This is wonderful and clever Sar! I love it!!


  2. coalblack says:

    Harry never listens to good advice, it’s clear!


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  4. Jim says:

    Extinction looms, the cloned cats have it!! Now you’ve got me wondering what the outcome will be. I should start hoarding.
    Great minds running …?
    My cats also were cloned, from one mum, but they are controled and do come home.


  5. Finely Spun says:

    Compliance can lead to extinction. Be yourself, be a calico or a tuxedo. Viva la variety!


  6. Tom says:

    Love this, Sara! 🙂


  7. wyndolynne says:

    This made me laugh but I’m also curious about what Harry was doing. Are all these versions of Harry? 🙂


  8. Helen Dehner says:

    Harry is a great name! So many nicknames available …. like those cat variations you wrote about.


  9. othermary says:

    Good one, Sara!


  10. Sherry Marr says:

    Wonderful! A cat soliloquy.


  11. Vivian Zems says:

    Perfection in dialogue and art!🙌🏽🙌🏽


  12. qbit says:

    “no good can come from cloning.” — Great!!


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