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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hello Kitty!

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Hello Kitty!
Icon of cute
Cartoon cat
Kawaii kitten
Like Japanese schoolgirls and
anime heroines
you've been imported
appropriated
embraced
Hell-Oh!
Fetishized Feline!
Your whiskers tickle
everything from
headbands to tennis shoes
panties to bombs
No one would suspect
such a sweet little pussy
to scratch her way to
WORLD DOMINATION
Bad kitty!

12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

haha...bad kitty indeed...it is all over the place...but hey it seems pretty tame...smiles. nice take...

Fireblossom said...

A Hello Kitty machine gun?????

oy.

Morning said...

fun take.

Heaven said...

What a take on the sweet kitty..I enjoyed it.

World domination? Sure...*smiles from my hello kitty mousepad* :-)

Bouncin' Barb said...

I'm liking the Becks beer bottles! Cool idea.

Shawna said...

This is absolutely hilarious. :)

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

That was clever. Lol, enjoyed it.

wolfsrosebud said...

icons do have an edge...

chromapoesy.com said...

They had Hello Kitty when I was a little girl - apparently Sanrio is celebrating their 50th anniversary - I prefer Chococat from their line - great poem. I also went Japanese for the prompt.

lori said...

Oh, it is strange the hold that Hello Kitty had on me as a little one. I did let her go, though :) Definitely a pop icon in her own right. Go Kitty! Fun piece.

Caty said...

haha...cute! I think Hello Kitty is an icon for all cats...they'd all like to obtain world domination...I know mine would for sure!

seasideauthor said...

Cats have their worlds dominated, I think. Good write and a good art selection. Thanks for the relaxing read.