My Cat Izzy

was born into a household

already so crowded with cats

that you were never surprised when

a strange cat showed up

Hah you would exclaim

I hadn’t noticed that tabby before

then it would vanish

under a dilapidated armchair upside

down on the porch.

Well, the owner of this home decided one day

To pare down the number of animals wandering through his residence

And gathered up a variety.

He offered

Izzy to my son

Izzy, he said, was a fun young feline

Who would make an endearing companion.

My son came to love his new cat

Until one day

Taken with a woman

He moved away, leaving Izzy with me.

When my son’s romance fizzled out and he came back

Izzy stayed with me but


When my son visits he holds Izzy upside down in the air

And jiggles her

An act of love which she remembers with nostalgia.

About Karen To and Fro

Everything you didn't want to know about me!
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