KITTY-CORNERED DINING ROOM
Kitty-cornered dining room —
a feline foursome spat!
And in this corner,
Siamese Che-Su Tut,
the hightail strutter….
Alexander the Great,
the deaf but undefeated cat…
calico twins Decoupage and Camouflage,
the spitter and the sputter…
All likewise in fearsome hissing fits!
Because of a decoration dropped and dragged —
And now under the goodie-laden table it sits,
Top lopped and sides snagged.
Che-Su chewed off the buttons and backstitch,
Alexander abraded the ribbon ridge.
Decoupage drooled on the yarn and y-stitch,
Camouflage clawed the eyelet edge.
For a moment four felines yaw, roll, and pitch
As one tensing, twisting kitty-cat tangle
Flying nose to tail every dining room angle.
Christmas eve ends all, arches are over and re-angled —
Che-Su strutting up the bunk bed ladder rungs,
Alexander meowing down to the kitchen fridge,
Decoupage and Camouflage, zig-zagging tongues,
cheek-to-cheek across the living room window ledge.
Up with the Poinsettia, and grow,
Up with the Holly and Ivy;
Up with the Mistletoe,
Evergreen, all —
Up the bunk bed ladder, with a hop,
Little Susie met three angels at the top…
UP THE BUNK BED LADDER
Down to the kitchen caroling Granddad goes…
DOWN TO THE KITCHEN CAROLING