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Cat Talk 1



Chirruping and warbling meows:
feline language for welcome home
Tiptoe dancing and tail held high
Salute-greeting, a micro-tome

Unhurried, short and soft meows:
stories and information tell
Today's big doings, what's gone down
All complaints and good things as well

Sustained, incessant, loud meows:
vocalizing high-pitched demand
"Give me food or litter-box change"
Claiming "the chair" requires a stand

The plaintively cadenced meows:
histrionic protestation
For being brushed, claws clipped, ears washed
And the dreaded medication
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Submitted on February 05, 2010

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Wallace Dean LaBenne

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