honoriartist (honoriartist) wrote,
honoriartist
honoriartist

Ideogram: Cat

catIdeogram

No mystery where it comes from—every feline on my mother’s side
lisps some.  But I’ve got a quantum lisp.  My lips turn the sonorous
noodle recipes in Tuscan kitty cookbooks into Polish place names.


Mostly what I do—wait a sec, a grubby paw needs licking—is meow
and purr my way through.  Good thing.  Certain consonants make
me choke, stick in my craw like uncooked letters in alphabet soup.


Some of my littermates talk about lovers’ lisps to cheer me up.
What tosh!  No matter how much your fur bristles to make you look
large, you can’t cow tough old tomcats with bared teeth and a hisp.


Joe Smith poet
Honoria Starbuck illustration
Tags: ideogram, illustration, joe smith, poem, zen brush
Subscribe

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for friends only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 0 comments