Blanco & Me

Every day I watched the girl.

She had a pet fawn named Blanco

And kept a brush up her long sleeves

To groom his gleaming white coat.

One day I smelled fish cooking

On smoking mesquite wood;

My instincts took over

And I crept up to the door

Where the girl and Blanco played.

I did not apologize,

But brazened it out,

For I am a cat,

And that is what we do.

Luckily, it turned out,

She could love me too.

~*~

Poetry Prompt via Robert Peake (get yours!):

Include as many of the following words (or variations on these words) as you can:

forgetful, blanco, total, vanquished, physical, traced, chestnuts, apologize, exposed, persons, sleeves, instincts, vain, mesquite, razor

Also:

  • Include a familiar smell

[discovered at Larry’s blog]

9 responses to “Blanco & Me

  1. I see you’ve been following my example. I’ve been trying to get into the habit of using these prompts because unfortunately there are so few others

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  2. This is so loving and beautiful with a wonderful message! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Love this! Especially the surprise and delight I felt when I learned the protagonist is a cat 🐈

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Lovely piece. Paula. Such a gorgeous picture. And a cat, of course!

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