I Like My Triangular Kitten

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From the book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

I have a triangular kitten.
He has a triangular face.
He traipses triangular pathways
through any triangular space.

He plays with triangular cat toys.
He dreams of triangular fish.
He’d like to try angling for tuna
to fill his triangular dish.

Whenever his relatives visit
he’s pointedly pleasant and nice.
And, also, my kitten’s unequaled
at catching triangular mice.

My kitten is clearly a cute one,
though often obtuse and oblique.
He hasn’t a parallel out there.
He’s plainly and flatly unique.

The point is we’re right for each other.
He’s simply the finest I’ve found.
I like my triangular kitten.
I think that I’ll keep him around.

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Animal Poems, Dream, Science and Technology Poems

Poetic Techniques: Descriptive Poems, Pun Poems, Repetition, Wordplay


From the Book The Tighty-Whitey Spider

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