I used to live in a place

where you had to be tough.

If you wanted to live,

you might have to get rough.

Who knew that one day

I was destined to meet

two humans who love me

especially when I bite their feet?

Until I went home with them,

I never really knew

how to love or be loved

but now I think I do.

They tell me all the time

that I am a family cat

and that my bird is for loving,

but I can always eat the rats.

So family it would seem

means exactly what I thought,

find two suckers who love you

and love them back a lot.

(Do I get a fish now?)

© Autumn and Emilita Siders 2016

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