Poetry of Kansas

A Cat__astrophe

Mary had a little cat
That bore the name of Izzy;
Upon a pole it climbed and sat
So high it made her dizzy.
Against a live electric wire
It touched its tail so fuzzy,
A little flash___a gleam of fire___
And now its name is Wuzzy.

Verdigris Valley Verse
Albert Stroud
(Coffeyville, Kansas: The Journal Press. 1917)
Page 77

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