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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Two cats

Two cats fighting
for a smell lingering
on a piece
of smell
from a book bag
or a blanket
or discarded clothing
or mere territory
of the human whose odor
they can't ignore
Cute, amusing, but so
like us
Wanting to belong
to be valued
to be touched

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