Snow White & The 5 Cats

by Joanna Gilman Hyde

My name really isn’t

Snow White — I just

feel like her

having escaped not from

a wicked step-mother

but from a treacherous second marriage

into the sanctuary of my own home

with 5 cats

leftover from that faulty union

which left me not one


so I clean the litter

morning and night

and feed the children

Molly, Jerome, Cami, Moulan & Astro

trying to pet each one

every day

at least