Kitty Treats

Kitty treats:
small fishy morsels
Animal cracker shapes
Candy to the three calicos
Early evening snacks
tiding them over till dinner

Gobbled whole
like the whale swallowing Jonah
One difference though:
treats eaten, never again
see the light of day
Lucky for Jonah, it was a whale
not a cat, devouring him
Lucky whale, cats don’t like water

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About Don Iannone

Don Iannone is a poet, writer, teacher and photographer who lives in the Greater Cleveland area. He has worked in the economic development field for over 35 years. Don is the author of three poetry books and five photography books. He is working on a short book of photographs and poems about human trafficking. This work was exhibited at six venues in Ohio. Don holds an M.A. degree in Art and Consciousness Studies from the University of Philosophical Research in Los Angeles, where he teaches writing. His educational background also includes studies in Anthropology, Photography, Organizational Behavior, and Economic Development. Don’s website: Wisdom Work Press:

15 thoughts on “Kitty Treats

  1. No Kidding! It is one of Life’s most disturbing intorductions to reality when children watch their Cat pounce and play with a terrified, exhausted, little, mouse. The Cat exudes such remarkable indifference to it’s doomed victim. We wonder how this can be the same creature that purrs as it rubs up against our face in the morning?

    Considering this propensity to torture prey items, Daniel had a close encounter of the felid kind that turned out remarkably well.

  2. I never thought of it that way. I have cat lovers in my readership, do you mind if I post this (giving full credit of course) on my blogs?

  3. Humorous poem. I admire the range of your poems.
    Talking of kittens, India is full of stray dogs and cats. Just yesterday a kitten wanted to take shelter in my house. I could not keep it because my mother develops allergies from conatct with animals’ hair. It had been handed over to a shopkeeper.
    Many years ago I had adopted a stray tomcat. He used to come to my house regularly for three years but one day he just disappeared.

  4. I enjoyed this poem very much! especially the last line. We have four cats now, but in the past took care of up to twelve feral cats that lived in our neck of the woods. Our cats also love their treats!

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