The cat                                    sprang

across the lawn


the bird between

his jaws                                   I hadn’t thought


much of it                                because

I was



on the


A friend

won big                                   on the

Melbourne Cup                       Was


too drunk to call on my birthday

which is cool


& this cat


I’d just taken it

to the vet                                because

it got hurt in a scrap &


there he is

rocking his baby to sleep

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