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There is a fine line between life and death in the cat world. Homeless or rescue, feral or lost or found. It all has to do with having an advocate, someone who speaks for you. Someone who doesn’t speak in … Continue reading

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EVENING, a Cat Poem

Poet Vargus Pike told me that a person who has written a poem is a poet. As I’m pulled more and more into writing (thinking, humming, singing) cat poetry, I have to wonder if that’s true. When I think of … Continue reading

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    First it comes, a little sooner every day: The darkness. Loom of gloom eclipsing summer, eating it, bite by bite as we scramble in denial, pretending not to notice that again the seasons are changing.  

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CAT POETRY 2 – Do Cats Dream

    Do cats dream? Do old cats leap and play as in their kitten days? Do crippled cats run the hills on unfettered legs? Do indoor cats prowl the jungle wilds? In their dreams, are sick cats whole again? … Continue reading

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CAT POETRY – Night Muse

I’ve been trying my hand at cat poetry. I’ve written people poetry for as long as I can remember, but nothing about cats. Why not? Lately I’ve come upon a significant amount of cat poetry and it has caught my … Continue reading

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You are safe with me.   If I don’t know you, I will reach out without malice. If I don’t understand you, I will strive to learn. If I don’t agree with you, I will put differences aside. If I … Continue reading

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despair, a poem

  i feel like i’ve been raped. i am ashamed appalled afraid of the country where i live afraid of my neighbors who could choose such blight upon our nation. i rush to protect my family, to fight the monster … Continue reading

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IS IT ENOUGH? a poem

  In this frenzied, challenged world Is it enough to watch a sparrow flit through the black gnarled branches of a plum tree? To delight in the scent of rain? To feel the autumn sun on my aging face? Is … Continue reading

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GRIEF, a poem

  It still comes With the surprise of a cut finger Sliced by a sharp knife, Deep and acute;  Or slashed by a dull blade, Ragged and hurting, The memory of loss.  

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On Friday, I lost my dear cat Big Red to cancer. This poem is morbid, maudlin, and incomplete but I needed to write it, needed to share it, and hope it resonates with others who have lost beloved pets. Because … Continue reading

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