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middle aged feline truisms

by Chris Sorrenti


the steady purr of russian blue
tightly nuzzled under chin
welcome therapy
for two old timers
after another cold day
at the office


pouring over future budget
reduced income vs. living expenses
with pinch to prove
it’s not a dream
able to retire soon
without eating cat food

© 2012

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Posted on 12/12/2012
Copyright © 2021 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Joan Serratelli on 12/12/12 at 06:31 PM

In the states, prices are very high. I voted for Ombama for various reasons. As a middle aged disabled person; no way I could afford to eat without my food card. A lot of people at the market are ashamed to use their food card. I cannot help myself as far as money is concerned- I get very little in the scheme of things. IF I could work- I would- it's not a lot of fun being dependant. I am not allowed to drive. If I had to go food shopping myself; I would be at mercy of the "free" bus- which runs once a week. I have someone to shop for me. If I did not have the food card, I'd be dead. That is just the way it is for me.

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 12/12/12 at 08:49 PM

The juxtaposition of the cat as comforter and the prospect of eating cat food in one's dotage is simply brilliant writing, Chris. (bowing)

Posted by George Hoerner on 12/13/12 at 01:29 AM

My mother ate dry dogfood when she got into her 80's. My uncle drove across the US in a small car and she carried this box of food with her. Give me five more years and I could see myself doing the same thing just in a slightly larger car. Good write Chris

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 12/16/12 at 04:31 AM

Brilliant and troubling. A whole hell of a lot of both.

Posted by Traci Mabats on 12/17/12 at 10:45 PM

I for one, am looking forward to eating cat food. It is part of my plan to weird people out in the nursing home. Very good write.

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