Saturday, September 15, 2012

Fixation (In the Manner of O'Hara)

I don’t have a cat 
But if I did, I know 

I’d want it to be 
Like Frank’s great 

Orange tawny one, Boris 
(Armed with Madness) Butts, 

The one he describes so lovingly, 
Aptly in “Cantata”— 

And if you want to know 
Why, you’ll just have to 

Part with that wild hair 
Up your ass, too.


  1. In this instance, ours is not to reason why.

    I love that orange cat too!

    (Though its nonfictional name is not Boris but Kimmy. Poetic license has been claimed here.)

  2. In this instance, might not poetic license be defined as the freedom to (mis)appropriate a poet’s good name in a half-assed effort to create something “poetic”?

  3. thanks for sharing..

  4. Anon--

    Thanks for reading and letting me know so.


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