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

Pausing
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
hazel~

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.

Bart

( 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 )

good
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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