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Some rabbits will and have been the cat’s triggers,
The causative factor that prompted the cat
to overreact,
It’s like a game of double dutch rope,
It’s not easy for the cat to choose which rabbits
to approach,
These rabbits is not worth the cat’s time, nor
his peace of mind,
some rabbits is like quicksand or a bear trap
set to catch the paw of the cat,
sometimes is not the right time, other times may
be cool, therefore Top Cat don’t be fooled,
so the cat told the rabbits no fake, disrespectful
Who tries to run guilt trips, try to work me,
Staying away from all fake, disrespectful animals
is 80% of the cat’s relapse prevention plan,
Some rabbits is not worth a grain of salt,
they try to separate the cat from his cat food,
Trying to take the cat for a fool

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Kenneth Moore is an African-American writer and poet. He is the author of the book “Subconscious Poetry” (available at and has had one of his poems published in the book “Silent Screams: Poems from Uncharted Territory” by Dr. Unique Shaw-Smith. He is incarcerated in California.