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Two Poems about Animals and their Proprietors

Land of the Free: the Story of Stalking Cat
After talking it over with his Tribal Chief,
Dennis decided to follow the Way of the Tiger.
A psychiatrist might diagnose zoanthropy,
but this new kitten decided he was no man. So he
had surgeons do some work a la feline motif:
implanted whiskers, a bifurcated lip, pointed ears,
a lot of tattooed stripes (he didn’t buy fur),
and the final touch – teeth filed sharp as shears.

Vicious and Superstitious
An auger watching the flight paths of birds
might as well look at turds,
a haruspex can’t really see the future quiver
in bird guts or a sheep liver,
and determining guilt seems awfully chancy
in resorting to alphitomancy.

Comments

  1. Quin Finnegan says
  2. Big Jon Bully says

    Ranks with anglotomancy. Great poems. Thanks.

  3. Rufus McCain says

    Love in the runes.

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