You Get A Kitty In A Trice

Photograph — Alex Waterhouse-Hayward

The Cat — Ogden Nash

You get a wife, you get a house,

Eventually you get a mouse.

You get some words regarding mice,

You get a kitty in a trice.

By two a.m. or thereabouts,

The mouse is in, the cat is out.

It dawns upon you, in your cot,

The mouse is silent, the cat is not.

Instead of kitty, says your spouse,

Link to: You Get A Kitty In A Trice

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