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Roberta A. McQueen

2 Poems

Wonders Never Cease

My cat leaps up in a single bound
balancing effortlessly along
the kitchen counter’s edge
with the grace of a gymnast

She pauses briefly by
the dish drain without knocking
down the precariously placed
herbal shampoo bottle

She peers around it
then stares in wide-eyed wonder
at the curious creature
who willingly wets her hair

Bubble Wrap Mania

My mother wraps
her miniature dachshund
in plastic bubble wrap
in lieu of a raincoat
carefully cutting slits
for ears and tail

Next, she’ll make matching
little booties
so she can tell he’s coming
when she hears
the popping sounds

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