©2001 Pauline Dubkin Yearwood -
If you love something, set it free.
Thatís what they said in the í60s.
So when she broke up with her boyfriend
And had to move to a new apartment
Where they didnít take pets
She drove Misty to a distant neighborhood
Way out where the nice houses were
Kissed the upside-down orange ĎMí between her eyes
And set her down in a big front yard.
Somebody will adopt her, she thought
As Misty began a life of freedom
That ended four weeks later
When a thin orange cat
On the trail of a bag of fresh garbage
Crossed the street in front of a car
That was going much too fast.
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