If Hope Is The Thing With Feathers

Phil Witte
The Haven
Published in
Aug 18, 2021
Photo: Alexander Sinn

Penguins are the thing with feathers that can’t fly.

Despair is the thing that resembles a plucked chicken.

Abstract concepts with animal traits are things that are difficult to imagine.

Fog is the thing on little cat feet — wait, that’s a different poet.

Cats are the thing with feathers in their mouths.

No-good varmints are the thing with feathers adhering to tar.

Gypsy Rose Lee was the entertainer with carefully arranged feathers.

Dumbo was the cartoon elephant with a feather that proved to be worthless.

Hope was a comedian known for his “Road” movies with Bing.

Emily Dickinson was the poet who inspired speculative movies based on featherweight evidence.



Phil Witte
The Haven

Writes for Slackjaw, The American Bystander, Funny Times, Points in Case, and a blog for CartoonStock. Cartoons in publications in US & UK. toons.to/philwitte