Sphincter the catnip
died in
nineteen sixty-nine
what was the other one called?
Ernie the Mouser
he died too

the myths play at will
you grow attached with glue
crustaceans of rock

limpet, mollusc, squid
theodolite, arbitrage

scuttling about the old gaffe
seeking a whale of a time

licking up spilt milk
not worth crying 

over now baby blue