well boss
this genius everything thing
had to ask if mehitabel was a
person, place, idea, or thing
and that got me thinking
how smart is it really
it can not be so smart
if it does not know our dame
toujours gai and all
a big black cat with one
eye mostly shut and a few
nicks out of his ear was just
asking for the old dear
i hid under the keyboard
must have been some fling
yr pal archie

A character in Don Marquis' daily newspaper column. Mehitabel was a wayward alley cat and friend of archy the cockroach, though she did almost eat him once or twice. She claimed to have been Cleopatra in a past life.

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