Poem: Now I am a Cat

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Ash Edmonds – courtesy of Unsplash

Today is the day

I resolve

To be a cat.

 

Soft and relaxed,

Arching my back – slightly –

In between naps

 

Paw pads so soft

Claws not even

faintly manicured

 

Fur is rumpled

I give myself a little lick

Just for propriety

 

Slow down,

Take a dainty step

Forward,

Sit and gaze

Unfocused.

 

Amused

By the birds outside

Remembering my cat dreams

I just awoke from

Purring to myself.

 

I breathe in deeply

And sigh a kitty sigh

Wiggle my whiskers

Stretch and lie down

Right where I am.

 

Under the beam of sunshine

Shining in through the window

On top of the floor heating.

 

I am safe

All is well.

 

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