Cat (Farjeon)

Cat!
Scat!
After her, after her,
Sleeky flatterer
Spitfire chatterer,
Scatter her, scatter her
Off her mat!
Wuff!
Wuff!
Treat her rough!
Git her, git her,
Whiskery spitter!
Catch her, catch her,
Green-eyed scratcher!
Slathery
Slithery
Hisser,
Don't miss her!
Run till you're dithery,
Hithery
Thithery
Pffst! pffst!
How she spits!
Spitch! Spatch!
Can't she scratch!
Scritching the bark
Of the sycamore-tree,
She's reached her ark
And hissing at me
Psftt's psftt!
Wuff! Wuff!
Scat,
Cat!
That's
That!

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