Resident Ghost – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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Photo: my wife’s cat – a Rag Doll called Misty.

 

“Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.”  Garrison Keillor

Resident Ghost

Shadows along the wall
imperceptibly moves the curtain
furtive, secretive gambit
of a resident ghost,
a collection of bugs,
how did they congress there?
Mat askew and a clump of hair
on my folded trousers,
under the bed
glinting eyes eerily stare,
then darkness.

©Paul Vincent Cannon

Paul, pvcann.com

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70 responses to “Resident Ghost – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I love cats and Misty looks like a really laid back one!

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  2. That ghost called misty is so cute!!

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  3. Beautiful cat! I laughed at the clump of hair on folded trousers! My son and his wife have three cats and one is a rag doll Rumple. Hair everywhere!

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  4. What a gorgeous cat Misty is! Spot on with the ‘catitude’ though.

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  5. What an adorable cat!

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  6. Yep, Misty knows how to relax!

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  7. Cat’s been there Paul… 🙂

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  8. Amy

    Misty is lovely! 🙂 🐱

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  9. Ah, I really like the movement, as it occurs, at the beginning — it’s wonderful how you talk about the hairballs and the skewed mats.
    Misty is absolutely gorgeous. 🙂

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  10. With those soft padded feet they really can move about like ghosts!

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  11. Resident ghost and those eyes in the darkness… perfectly feline.

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  13. The cat as poltergeist. They are strange creatures, even the slothful ones. You’re lucky it’s only bugs in corners. Half-eaten rodents under the bed is worse.

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  14. indeed the ghosts from beyond …

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  15. Do you have a taste for hair balls, Paul? Misty is adorable.

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  16. Fabulous poem…and I’m not a cat fancier (nor pets of any kind, I don’t discriminate) 🙂

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  17. 🙂 Cat have humans always in their mind. Lol Michael

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  18. What a gorgeous cat! I love cats and we have a 17-year-old Himalayan that rules the roost,

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  19. You have truly captured an essence of catnature.

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  20. Ahh.. I know what you mean. I have 3 cats who stalks my every move.

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  21. I always thought that
    Pugs would take the cake!
    Some hybrids would be
    in big trouble
    if ever they returned
    to the primal jungle 😎

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  22. lync56

    Such a well captured reality of our Misty and yes in deed a ghost floating through the house – but such a beautiful one

    >

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  23. They can be sneaky little buggers, fast as lightning, and impish in their tricks. Great poem, and Misty has mischief in her eyes. That seeming inertness is just a clever disguise.

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