Cat Haiku
by Chris Barron

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Oddly clumsy, my
Graceful cat sidles along
The back of my couch

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Where the galaxy
Turns on its axis, there is
My cat’s small green eye

Toe beans in the sun
Heart-shaped spot on my cat’s neck
I want to pet it

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I want to pick up
My new little stray kitty
She will not have it

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Crowding my sneakers
The gray one saunters smoothly
Near to sniff my shin

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I’m home. Where are you?
Later on the couch, whiskers
Oh, there you are, cat

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I have human stuff
I can’t pet you now, buddy
Well, just a little