Cat Bite! | Matt Gulley

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The most supreme loaf
In the apartment-kingdom
Shows his subjects grace –

That is, until benevolence
Is interrupted by the cat mind
The king is an animal still.

And often a loafing epoch
Is pierced with frenzy,
No government can long endure,

And my hand, or Jenna’s leg
Falls victim to fangs, just so –
The unvarnished prelude of hissing.

Cat Bite!
In this house of all houses –
A scolded king now banished from the bedroom.

Matt Gulley attended Wayne State University in Detroit and the MFA program at Long Island University in Brooklyn. He resides in Brooklyn with his girlfriend Jenna. @selfawareroomba on twitter dot com

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