In an editor's lair, with a cat so sleek and black,
There's a lesson to be learned, don't miss a beat or lack.
As she hunches over manuscripts, red pen in hand,
Her feline friend reminds her, "Stretch, my dear, expand!"
With a graceful arch of spine, and a purring cue,
The cat says, "Editing's important, but so is your sinew."
So she rises from her desk, with a nimble, graceful swoop,
Embracing life's revisions, like a well-edited loop.
Ink may flow like rivers, and words may dance and sing,
But a supple, flexible editor is the real grand thing.
So here's to the black cat, a reminder and a muse,
For in the world of editing, there's no room for abuse.
With a stretch and a yawn, they continue their quest,
To polish every sentence, to give their very best.
In the world of words, where meaning's always in sight,
This editor and her feline friend, they make language take flight.