cat with a toy mouse

Maxine’s First Christmas

we wrapped it
in tinsel green, red
paper torn

her toy mouse
tethered
to a lower branch

the best present
a little boy
held

cat with a toy mouse

© 2017 Melinda J. Irvine


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  • Location: Estancia, Iloilo (Philipppines)

little boy and his cat

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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