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Tortoise shell
slippered feet prancing
slim tail whipping
like a pennant, fretful

at the door, coal eyes wide
pink lined ears cocked
shakes her head and
(in a stage whisper)
“muh-uh-ow, muh-uh-ow”
exaggerating each syllable
tosses her head and
tenderly licks her chops
(as though
she hasn’t eaten in days)

Oh, Anna
just a minute, dear
and I’ll have your tin
of crab feast – but first
let me thrill at your
hammy acting. Why,

I’m sure, in a former life
you owned the role of Blanche
in A Streetcar Named Desire
and shivered, each time,
through the line,

“Whoever you are,
I have always depended
upon the kindness of strangers”

your honeyed words slithering
through a lily-gilded southern accent
in precisely the same way
your hopeful eyes glisten, now.

"All the darkness in the world
cannot put out the light
of one candle"

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The following comments are for "Anna"
by hazelfaern

meow mixed

An excellent portrait of an all too human pet. The juxtaposition between the cat and Stella is first rate. Hell it's brilliant!

It's official I'm jealous.


( Posted by: Bartleby [Member] On: April 12, 2004 )

Here kitty, kitty
This is so descriptive that I can smell the kitty litter - and I have a dog! Great job.

( Posted by: amethyst [Member] On: April 13, 2004 )

very good
really liked the way the first stanza opens it, the feline, near-serpentine rhythm introducing the moves of your feline panhandler - clever connection to Blanche DuBois - reminds me of all the cats who've ever owned me -

Nice work

( Posted by: johnlibertus [Member] On: April 13, 2004 )

Very discriptive! I liked it a lot and I'm allergic to cats! So good I almost sneezed :)

( Posted by: flygirl1204 [Member] On: April 13, 2004 )

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