Dennis Herrell
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Dennis Herrell has been writing poetry for forty years during his adult life as teacher, outside sales person, and, lately, antique dealer. He is like every poet in the world – always in training, and painfully aware of it. Enter his world to read some poems he has had published.

 

Being a Cat

 

 

For those of you

who are not cats,

it's not as easy as you might think

being a cat.

All those decisions:

whether to sleep

sixteen hours a day

or seventeen,

eat fourteen balanced meals,

or skip one to stay trim,

chase a lizard or a sparrow,

fight in a rolling ball of fur,

or just sit there thinking about the prospect,

and taking a nap to ease the tension,

going in and out twenty times a day,

and taking time to ponder each trip seriously.

Any way you look at it,

being a cat

is not as easy as having a man by your side,

while leading a dog’s life.

So to speak.

 

 

Dennis Herrell

(2/8/10 – Current Accounts)

 

 

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