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TWO CATS (A Cinquain Medley)

by Nan Jacobs
copyright 05-17-2001


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TWO CATS (A Cinquain Medley)


TWO CATS
A cinquain medley of cat days.

By Nan Jacobs 2001

GOOD MORNING, IS THERE A HERD OF ELEPHANTS IN THE HOUSE?

Two cats
Touch paws "how do?"
Noses bump, static shock.
Let's eat, let's play, swat dart BRR-UMP
GALL-UMP.



THE WISHING WINDOW

Two cats
Ears flat tails twitch.
Crouching, sniffing, shiver.
Growl whine; wishful eyes watch outside.
Birds tease.



O.C.D.

Two cats:
Fussy, prissy.
Wash toes, long tails, cheeks, toes.
All toes once more, again, again.
Pristine.



WARM FUZZIES

Two cats
Snuggle me warm.
Soft fur, soft purr, they stir.
Slow blinks, vast yawns, long stretches, gone.
Cold me.



Willy came to us two years ago, an abandoned boy saved by a friend who found him a good home with us. He loves his "morning sniff", taking in the neighborhood smells through a screen door even on the coldest of mornings. At first he didn't want to share his sniff space with Jessie, although he'd let her bully him away from his food. But now they share like good kids, and sniff each other while they're at it. Our "little girl" Jessie joined us a month ago from the SPCA. She keeps my neck warm while I compose cinquains for her and Willy. I think she's really reading over my shoulder, making sure I get it right.

The cinquain form (five lines in syllables of two, four, six, eight, two) was taught to me by my dear friend and fellow writer Ellen Guidry.






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        02-06-2014     Regina Lehman        

Very nice poem..and beautiful they are beautiful cats..we have a tabby cat he is 11 years old now. Tiger was a stray at 8 weeks old my sister found him under a car in the dead of Winter. Cats are funny you described them very well.! Excellent poem.

        04-01-2001     Deborah Dessaint        

Nan..... topless Christmas trees!!!!!!!!!! Look at them. I love each and every one. Thank you so much.





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