The naming of Kat is a difficult thing
With so many choices to choose
To find the right name that has the right ring
I really don’t think I can lose.
Libertarian, knitter, bunco group leader,
Wife, friend, pet owner and daughter,
Talented writer, voracious reader
Of Atticus, Frodo and Potter.
Katherine, Katy, Kathy or Kay,
Zevon fan, graphic designer.
I get less done in a whole day
Than she does from her recliner.
Of course it’s not fair to compare me to her
And all of her Hogwart-like powers.
When I’m abed and have ceased to stir,
She uses all twenty-four hours.
Renaissance woman, forensic foe,
Moral compass of NiT.
Editrix, KC, Ren* and K-Co.
*”Kather-Ren,” not “and Stimpy.”
Too many names. I can’t settle on one.
It’s taken me down to the mat.
So after all of this exercise’s done,
I’m honored to know her as Kat.