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if I were a cat
I'd have magic powers
I could change my color
or wear spots or stripes
or disappear
communicate with the flick
of my ears
like humans use words

twitch my nose and whiskers
to conjure up a meal
live as long as I desired
forgetting to honor
that nine year contract deal

never be cold or hungry
or homeless
or despised
because I was entirely
through many lucrative advertising
deals out my endorsement
to what cats really want
like canned shrimp and sardines
and blue velvet electric blankets
not the run-of-the-mill-Morris-The-Cat
type spiels

fleas and ticks would be outlawed
vets would offer tropical vacation packages
to Hemingway's Cat Haven, instead
and vaccinations would be in cat treats
and there would be paw-dicures, not
declawing and the only breeding
would be done through a direct request

humans would be given privileges
as long as they behaved
and those who did not
would know treatment of
the lock-key
and the stale water bowl
in a far-away cave

if cats ruled the world
there would be no cat slaves
no needles, no testing,
no cruel vivisectionist blade

our worth would not be
our worth would be automatically
we'd be seen equal to humans
sainthood and "angelitude"
would be our just rewards
for being inherently good.

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