Ode To a Kitty Cat
Ode to a Kitty
You are still adorable, still as lovely as you’ve ever been.
Although your cuddly softness left you as soon as rigamortis set in.
I will not let you go, from my heart or from my sight
Though you lay there stiff and alone, like a nerdy boy on prom night.
I will not let you go… not for the piano that begs to be re-strung,
Not due to the odor emanating from your tail and its coated stale dung.
Not for the neighbors who complain about the smell,
Mr. Peters in apartment 403 can just go to Hell.
It’s been eight months since you left me and meowed for the last time,
Though I had you only a few days, you became a true friend of mine.
We would have been together longer, your life would have surely last,
Had I not enrolled in that internet-based veterinary medical class.
So now you lay motionless, my power tools deep inside you,
All your nine lives used up, your carcass now a deep blue hue.
A conversation piece, a door stop, a former pet all in one,
An yet still quite a bit tasty, when all is said and done.
Please note that no animals were harmed during the production of the poem above.
All blame and complaints should be directed to..