The Tiger and the pussy cat (a sestina)…

Her curves

Could not cover up her scars

When I met her

Her gait had a bounce

Like Tigger the tiger

Yet I looked beyond that

And that was that

Like a car on dangerous curves

Careening into a streak of tiger’s

Three years of scars

And I couldn’t bounce

I thought I loved her

She had a way about her

Controlling ?, yeah, that !

My love and lust just bounced

Off her invisible shield, the curve

Ball here was that her scars

Were self inflicted by claws of the tiger

Tigger the tiger

Is what I called her

Damaging scars

She inflicted that

Lines crossed, constant curves

And yet, I never bounced…

Why couldn’t I bounce ?

i was a sacrificial gazelle to her tiger

Entranced by her curves ?

What was it about her ?

Not the curves, it wasn’t that

It was our mutual scars

Those damning dark scars

Felt with your head in white wall rubber room bounce

At the time I just couldn’t or wouldn’t or refused to accept that

I was a pussy to your ferocious tiger

Three miserable years with her

Full of mind numbing tortured balls thrown with a curve

Too many scars to block out the god damn tiger

So glad I bounced on August 11, 1991 and finally left her.

30 years later, well that’s that. This pussy cat is far more content with his wife’s curves.

20 thoughts on “The Tiger and the pussy cat (a sestina)…

    1. Yeah took about a decade to get over JoAnn Rodriguez, I compared almost every girlfriend after her. Weirdly she had a lot of emotional issues juxtaposed to my wife of the same caliber..the difference..my wife is a decent human being.

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  1. I like your sestina, Matt! Did you enjoy writing it? I did…for me, it was sort of like putting a puzzle made from words together.
    I hit a glitch with WordPress last night. I would comment, and they would say there was an error sending it. I tried commenting on this a couple of times, but it wouldn’t go through. That happened to me a few times on other sites, and I finally quit trying. Grrrr…😬

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