[Vision2020] Gratitude

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Fri Nov 25 05:02:50 PST 2022


by Edith Nesbit

I found a starving cat in the street: 
It cried for food and a place by the fire. 
I carried it home, and I strove to meet 
The claims of its desire. 

And since its desire was a little fish, 
A little hay and a little milk, 
I gave it cream in a silver dish 
And a basket lined with silk. 

And when we came to the grateful pause 
When it should have fawned on the hand that fed, 
It turned to a devil all teeth and claws, 
Scratched me and bit me and fled. 

To pay for the fish and the milk and the hay 
With a purr had been an easy task: 
But its hate and my blood were required to pay 
For the gifts that it did not ask.


Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .

"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)

Tom Hansen
Moscow, Idaho

“A stranger is just a friend you haven’t met.”
- Roy E. Stolworthy
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