Sunday, November 7, 2010

Penny's Cat is Dead (s 1)

Penny’s Cat is Dead

                Betty has a dead cat.
                     It is a red cat
                     with a rigor mortis smile.
                                   - "Betty’s Dead Cat", Will Dockery

Penny’s cat is dead.
It has ascended to Heaven and has answered the final summons
and is asleep and has assumed room temperature
and is at peace and is at rest
and has awakened to life immortal and is away
and is beneath the shade tree and is bereft of life
and is beyond the grave and is beyond the veil
and has bitten the big one and has bitten the biscuit
and has bitten the dust and has bought it
and has bought its lunch and has bought the box
and has bought the farm and has breathed its last
and is breathless and is brown bread

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