25 – Cat Meditation

She doesn’t know
of time or schedule,
only that if she sits
in the spot between
the keyboard and monitor

a spot, I should note,
perfect for a cat in repose

I have no choice
but to pay her
some attention,
more attention
than whatever
had been the task
at hand.

Her soft furred back
is welcome change
from the hard lines
of time and schedule;
her head nudges up
against my hand
scratching her ears —
says yes, yes
and more, more.

Under the white fluff
of her neck,
the soft vibration
of purring
yes, yes
I could stay here a while,

eyes closed, lulled by this sound

I could stay here a while…

Photo and Poem ©2018, Jen Payne. National Poetry Month #25. For more poems like this, pick up a copy of Evidence of Flossing: What We Leave Behind! BUY THE BOOK

3 thoughts on “25 – Cat Meditation

  1. Bought the book. Haven’t had time to enjoy it yet, but am very happy I have a copy of this one! At least I HOPE this is “in there”. If not, I’ll make a copy of this one; I love it.


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