Albert Cat’s Fifth Birthday
When the stunning long-day Swedish light
Is such and such
And I don’t want to leave the porch,
Don’t feel much like writing.
I abduct myself,
Grab A4 paper off the shelf
To write some trite-ish anything,
This very Friday being
Albert Cat's fifth birthday
Which we try not to forget each May
Or a varied version of
To not forget
how old he is,
And partly to pronounce our love.
(a kitty-kitschy way to dote, one must admit).
Red-furred, a coat of note,
Unusually pretty, [he is]
Witty in a cat-ish way,
(Which takes some reading into)
For although he doesn’t care a bit,
We celebrate, devoting every fifth of May to
Albert’s felin-inity in birthday card format.
Happy Birthday little Albert!
Cat No. 9 -- Corinna Rothwell