Tag Archives: Cat

old cat moves – February 29

2.29.2016 old cat meows at the dish her bony back squeaking as she walks   dull grey cataracts moon disking in her eyes   but still queen of the house. ———————-

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force majeure – April 30

4.30.2015     [force majeure] cat lies in the center of the room that we get to wander by and into but only if we don’t thump too loudly. ——————

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the cat sits – January 17

1.17 the cat sits on the bed next to my wife then moves to snuggle at her feet, with tail atwitch like a modest sphinx glorying in the return of its mother.   calm. solid. at peace with the world, … Continue reading

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Rosie Cat – November 13

11.13 kitty cat gorgon sprawls for her petting upon my bed   touch me, stroke me, but just correct-ly, or else.   voiceless magistrate of the upper regions, imperious   she waits for her due obeisance from us lesser mortals … Continue reading

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old cat – September 16

9.16 old cat struggles up the stair, then plays with her cloth and paper mice.   bat, bam, pat. she whacks them just  within reach of her kitty paws   spread out on her grey fluffy back at ease e’en … Continue reading

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sniggles – August 3

8.3 Rosie cat with a full morning bowl meows fretfully at whomever comes downstairs next until more, even a sniggle, is added. It is not the food but the humble obeisance, recognition, acknowledgment, sacrament of the care and feeding commitment. … Continue reading

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two cat staredown – July 14

7.14 two eyes staredown, the hot cat yawn. nonchalance under stress. never let ‘em see you sweat.   lick that fur as if nothing can bestir, ears forward telling the truer story of alert.   no movement. the dog takes … Continue reading

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rosie cat – May 3

Rosie cat climbs onto the boy’s lap and snuggles in, her ample flank flexing rhythmically while she tucks her head under an arm, safe, warm and contented.   It does not matter that he is typing on the laptop. She … Continue reading

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