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My cat has one bad habit which drives me insane.
She won't stop licking our disgustingly gross drain.
As she sips slurps, the shower drips drops on her fur.
I think it gets her high 'cuz it sure makes her purr.
I wondered if other animals were as strange.
Then a drunk German owl my perspective did change.
They locked him up in the German slammer one night
'cuz he thought getting hammered on schnapps was alright.
Later on I learned something even more crazy:
an alligator swallowed a cell phone... oopsie daisy.
No doubt she thought food had been thrown in her water
but a ringing, aching tummy was all that chomp got her.
Tempted again, the owl and alligator would
probably still indulge as quickly as they could.
I tried to cut my cat off once - she went insane.
Hairballs and nausea couldn't beat licking the drain.
It's like those times when you open mouth insert foot.
Fancy words can make your reputation caput.
Other times it can catapult you towards famous.
Take Sarah Palin - frequent tweeter most shameless.
Being outrageous in "public" is addictive too
but it can result in horrible press for you..
If you're not careful, you'll believe some tweeting gals
who say extremism makes you millions of pals.
So the next time you're tempted to spill some verbal junk,
remember what usually happens to you next, punk.
You'll only get sick licking that figurative drain
and it's high time you learned to stop causing yourself pain.
© Rachel Hoyt 2011
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