Purr-ates of the Caribbean
By Gayle C. Krause
While buccaneers traded spices for silk,
Scar and Tattoo bartered ship rats for milk.
They licked their whiskers and waggled their tails,
as pirates hoisted the billowy sails.
Tattoo yowled, “Yarr!”
Scar howled, “Meow!”
They prowled the pirate ship, stern to bow.
Those swashbuckler cats still sail the seas now.
@Gayle C. Krause 2023