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–for Misha, Siamese

From Misha's jeweled collar hang two metal pendants:
One gold, one blue–identifiers if she strays.
Unlikely, that. She might strut independence
But rarely roams. At home she dines and snoozes, plays
And strolls, is loved by owners–her attendants.
Posted 07/19/13
This poem originally appeared in Wildfire, Candleflame (Rose Alley Press, 2005).
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