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Poem: "Missing" - The Wordsmith's Forge
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Poem: "Missing"
This poem came out of the July 4, 2017 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "asexual" square in my 5-29-17 card for the Pride Bingo fest. This poem belongs to the Schrodinger's Heroes project.


There are a few things
missing from Schrodinger's life:

two fuzzy lumps under his tail,

the special deliciousness
in the scent of a queen in heat,

yowling romance in the moonlight
and getting his black ears bitten
to shreds by his rivals,

litter after litter of kittens
that he brought into being.

There are a few things
missing from Schrodinger's life,
but his identity is not one of them.

It is something he found,
instead of something he lost,
as when a sculptor removes
everything that is not the statue.

He is asexual but still affectionate;
his humans are the center of his world,
and even without a common language
they know this as well as he does,
because they call themselves

Schrodinger's Heroes.

There are a few things
missing from Schrodinger's life,

but he doesn't miss them a bit.

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From: rhodielady_47 Date: July 10th, 2017 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a gorgeous poem that makes you think.
Too many ignorant people think that their own lives wouldn't be worth living without a sex life but they never stop to think about this before they sentence their pets to such a life.

ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: July 10th, 2017 08:28 am (UTC) (Link)


I'm glad you like it. I enjoy making people think. :D
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