Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
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Poem: "A Purrfect Family"

This poem came out of the November 6, 2018 Poetry Fishbowl. It was inspired and sponsored by Shirley Barrette. It also fills the "acquiring new members" square in my 11-5-18 card for the Family Ties Bingo fest.


"A Purrfect Family"


A dog sleeps in front of the fireplace.

A parakeet sings from his perch,
pecking the silver bell.

The fishtank burbles quietly.

A stray cat prowls the yard
around the birdfeeders,
only to be distracted
by a can of food.

Feed a cat, gain a cat.

A house full of pets is
a purrfect family.


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