Poems of the Week


by Phil Huffy

“A TSA scanner at the JFK airport detected a feline trapped within a checked suitcase last week.
The stowaway cat … was returned to its owner, who was unaware it sneaked into the suitcase
of a visiting friend.”

A kitty in a suitcase.
Oh what a place to play!
But not if it’s checked baggage,
so thank you, TSA.

There’s been some speculation
concerning how it got
inside that piece of luggage.
And was it closed, or not?

Some type of human mischief
is probably the cause.
(Though cats are very clever,
they can’t zip with their paws.)

We need an explanation
concerning this good pet,
who’s safely back at home now
and hasn’t said much, yet.