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catshipgrin III
DeformedLion

cat and checkers,
 1
she,
 2
the feline, arches back
 3
falls onto red
 4
square,
 5
 
 
communist.
 6
*
 7
as the marxists laugh
 8
moist heartedly at the
 9
objectivists who have
 10
forgotten them in their
 11
wallets.
 12
 
 
while, over on the
 13
other-side of things,
 14
miss piggy watches the birds
 15
sail off into the
 16
apocalypse.
 17
 
 
with a grin she mirrors the cat
 18
who is shrieking now about
 19
checkmate,
 20
lumpy gravy is spooned onto
 21
the board,
 22
 
 
[life is given meaning.]  
 23
 
 
meaning aside,
 24
cat. hip.
 25
wears beret,
 26
for all the cats
 27
to see
 28
 
 
attempts grin out from
 29
botoxed whiskers,
 30
 
 
struts
 31
onto a pale
 32
deck full
 33
of kings and
 34
queens
 35
but fails
 36
to notice the
 37
joker,
 38
 
 
throws her over.
 39

5 Aug 08

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always watch out for the joker.

better than II but not as good as I

lines 31 to 38 grabbed me as did lines 6 to 12. line 30 is hilarious.
 — raskolniikov

thanks.

i like the last line. a lot.
l23 still annoys me.
 — DeformedLion

how 'bout "life is meaning given" or "life is what we mean"
or "life is the meaning we give" or "life is meant to be"?

your choice.

so nobody wins in the end or what is there to lose
in the first place?

perhaps the jokes is on the joker but it's
his choice.

will have to [re]check I and II for reference.
nice write.
: )
 — fractalcore

*joke.

; )
 — fractalcore

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