The Unknown Hipster

Bowery beauty

Posted in Poetry & life by unknownhipster on June 10, 2009

 

kitten

I was at Gemma’s, sipping a third expresso after lunch in the afternoon heat, mentally editing an anthology of my own unpublished poems, when I saw this true goddess seatted right in front of me. She was playing with a kitten while giving phone calls. She teased the tiny feline and sometimes bit him on the nose. Once you had noticed it, it was impossible to keep your eyes away. It was a Balthus for grown-ups, or a Picasso for kids. She ignored me in the same way Art ignores people in a museum. I have no idea who this cat was. Somebody famous? A local artist? Any insights welcome.

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  1. anonymonyonymous said, on June 10, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    i wish it were me….

  2. Amalia said, on June 10, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    “She ignored me in the same way art ignores people in a museum.” This is the bit where I wanted to kiss you.

  3. editor said, on June 11, 2009 at 12:37 am

    i’ll never understand cats.

  4. victoria thorne said, on June 12, 2009 at 1:14 am

    for me, it was at “mentally editing an anthology of my own unpublished poems.”

    perfect.

  5. wenul said, on June 14, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    hi! I’m french so I don’t understand what it is write but it’s just to say that I adore the draws.

    signé Wenul, graphist designer

  6. Bob Schulenberg said, on June 16, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    “She ignored me in the same way art ignores people in a museum” – beautiful phrase and worthy of Jean Cocteau!

  7. Editeur said, on June 17, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Yes, I know this hip cat. By day he works at Spoonbill and Sugartown bookstore, at night he’s in some band I saw once. Not very good.

  8. Coco said, on July 22, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    sounds like a perfect scene.

  9. Tereza said, on August 1, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    this cat must be some great personality, she has in in eyes..love the drawing

  10. Pretty Pink Ponies said, on September 4, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    She has AMAZING game. The little cat was a brilliant strategy.


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