The Family Tree (Tanka)

The flower girl lives!
Who are you to ask 'What gives?'
Honor thy father,
And I'll honor thy mother.
Babies are for the making.
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Cat Ellington

Cat Ellington is an American songwriter, casting director, poet, and author from Chicago, IL. She is best known for her work in the casting and music departments on the feature film, Dual Mania, as well as for authoring and co-authoring a collection of nonfiction books, including the Reviews by Cat Ellington series and The Making of Dual Mania: Filmmaking Chicago Style. Outside of her professional element, the award-winning lyricist enjoys reading, listening to tons of music, cooking, baking, collecting charm bracelets, watching Lifetime Movies, sailing, jet skiing, playing tennis, and eating frozen yogurt – lots of it. more…

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