Friday, 27 October 2017

Top Cat

The Kiwis have got a new dream team:
a female PM by the name of Jacinda
who after winning can’t stop grinning
- just like the cat that got the cream -
and Paddles, a polydactyl cute kitten,
who, though she has multiple thumbs,
will be the premier’s right paw feline.
It was fairly recent they became chums
but it is the pussy with ginger/white fur
who will keep the new leader in line.
She may purr docilely but she’ll demur
if the laws of the land become asinine.
Jacinda is First Lady but she knows that
she is always subservient to the First Cat.

© Luigi Pagano

New Zealand's 'first cat' and other political pets

Luigi Pagano has published three collections of poems: ‘Idle Thoughts’, ’Reflections’ and ‘Poetry On Tap’. His work has been featured in ABCTales’ magazines,UKAuthors’ anthologies, Poetry24 and several other publications.