2 ENVIRONMENTAL CAT POEMS: “Nobody Notices” and “Who Decides?”

OCEAN CAT
(OCEAN the cat)
NOBODY NOTICES
a cat
fell into
the ocean.
a
fish
fell into
the sky
nobody notices anymore.
nobody even asks why.
cat dancers
WHO DECIDES?
(mob cat logic)
why
catfish?
for I am
more fish
than cat whiskers.
if a cat
had fins,
would it then be
a fishcat?
fancy that!
ow! me!
me! ow!

(poems from the banquet of yolantha the new Maya Angelou, seasoned with Gwendolyn Brooks, bathed in Langston Hughes, peppered with Angela Davis, sprinkled with William Shakespeare, rolled in Edgar Allen Poe)


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