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A Bird in the Hand…

Bobo wouldn’t know what to do with a bird if he ever caught one. He’d probably play with it like a chew toy until it stopped squeaking then leave me to bury the body. Moriarty has honed instincts for the … Continue reading

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30 Reasons April is the Cruellest Month

Bobo‘s favorite tennis ball, the color of pine tree pollen,still rests in my hand after a pump fake launched him running.He saunters back, tail wagging, ready for another round,not realizing he’s been the victim of a cruel joke. Moriarty doesn’t … Continue reading

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Fraiku: My Black Cat

Born on Friday the 13thhe crosses humans’ pathsjust for fun

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7 New Year’s Resolutions You’ll be Able to Keep

If you’re feline: Knock more things off desks. Take more naps in the sun. If you’re canine: Sniff more trees. Mark more trees. Roll in something stinky every day. If you’re human: talk less, read more, pick up after yourself, … Continue reading

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Far from the Madding Crows

Another combination of two prompts:For today’s prompt, write a mad poem.Comic artist Lynda Barry, and asks you to write about dogs you have known, seen, or heard about. Far from the Madding Crows There’s a murder of crows conveningoutside my … Continue reading

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How to Bad Luck

For today’s prompt, write a How to Blank poem. Today, in honor of the potential luckiness of the number 13, I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that joyfully states that “Everything is Going to Be Amazing.” How … Continue reading

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Squirrels have Personalities

Squirrels have Personalities I’ve got no beef with the quiet oneswho go about their squirrely business,turning over brittle brown leavesin search of fatty seeds and nuts. It’s the ruffians and scapegracesin the yard, taunting my cat, Moriarty,with their harsh chitters … Continue reading

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Moriarty Thinks

Moriarty Thinks I’d rather watch the little morselsdart over last night’s dusting of snowoutside my sunny window seatturning up twigs and brittle leavesthan come when you call. My affection is not for sale.My spirit remains undomesticated.This world is mine but … Continue reading

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Moriarty I’ve got a roommatean old tomcatdon’t know his namebut I call him Moriartyhe doesn’t seem to mind We used to leave the apartmenttogether after twilightgo about our separate businessesin back alleysand dank clubs We’d usually returnaround dawn— drunkmissing a … Continue reading

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The Visit

For today’s prompt, write a reason poem. If this prompt seems unreasonable, just remember all the reasons you write poetry or enjoy cooking, dancing, singing, etc. Or provide a reasoned argument for your lack of reason. Only you know your … Continue reading

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