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Sunday, April 29, 2012

No felines allowed
for Russell Streur

by Bobbie Troy

the sign read:
No Felines Allowed
the barkeep explained:
this joint ain’t for cats
who hide their selves
behind mangy hair
and lick it all day
trying to uncover the truth
then hide in corners in the dark
with their eyes aglow
like they know something you don’t
no felines allowed
to disturb the fragile peace

Editor's note:  The author was inspired to write this poem after reading the barkeep's interview in SIx Questions For (, which concluded with the keeper declining to discuss the reason or reasons why cats are not allowed at The Saloon.  Be it known by all that the opinions expressed in this poem are solely those of the author, and are not necessarily those of tavern management.