Quotation by Don Marquis

persian pussy from over the sea
demure and lazy and smug and fat
none of your ribbons and bells for me
ours is the zest of the alley cat
Don Marquis (1878–1937), U.S. humorist, journalist. "Mehitabels extensive past," archy and mehitabel (1927).

Full name is Donald Robert Perry Marquis.
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