Conflicting Games

JESUS BETANCOURT 1955 (New York)



Alone in my pied-á-terre
Upset by a game of cat and mouse
As I was preparing for a game of solitaire
They were the only other company in the house

Found scattered peg board and cards on my table
But I don't remember leaving them there
Have to blame my prodigious feline named Miracle
Mouse must've disrupted her game of solitaire

About this poem

I don't know how to deal with cat's.

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Written on December 16, 2023

Submitted on December 16, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB CACA
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 331
Words 62
Stanzas 2
Stanza Lengths 4, 4

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