Monday, June 14, 2010

Naming by Jen McConnel

by Jen McConnel

He came to us with a silly-sweet name
Tiger, or Tigger, I can’t remember now
and I immediately knew
this cat was named-
-something else.
I waited for him to tell me his name
for days I waited,
all the while trying every name
I could think of on for size
none of them fit for more than a
finally I decided on
a noble fit for a grey and black cat
with deep, powerful eyes.
Now, I wonder in exasperation if perhaps Loki
wasn’t a more apt choice
given his antagonizing tendency towards mischief
especially within the confines
of the kitchen.

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