Ciao for Now
Our neighbor’s cat arrives with the sun,
brown and black tiger striped,
eyes green as the kale
she pads through so respectfully,
not wanting to alarm the slugs
the pristine order of the grapes
just beginning to flower
on this last April day.
She climbs up
onto the weathered windowsill
of the cottage,
peaks in, studies me
tapping out this farewell poem,
finding the keyboard lullaby
calming enough to stretch out,
close her eyes and slumber
so deeply that a even a raucous of crows
squawking at her from the bed of
might as well give up.
I will miss mornings like this.
Thanks for hanging out with me and my poems this month. On the last day of National Poetry Writing Month our 30th prompt was to write a farewell poem. Soon, I’ll be finding treasures to write about in the Alaskan Interior, like monster mosquitoes which, my daughter has informed me, have already arrived. Stay tuned
Hope you still post some!
Oh, yeppers, of course, but I’m gonna focus on AK for a month. Feels so good, doesn’t it Katie, to have been successful in our challenges. And you with two! Impressive! ❤
Reblogged this on Jane Dougherty Writes and commented:
A lovely cat poem.
Thanks, Jane! I’m really honored that you shared my poem! Hugs.
Loved this one, Susan. Reblogged it 🙂
So happy the you loved it, Jane. A huge MEOW to you!
Thank you again for making the mucky month of April more tolerable with your lovely poetry. I look forward to seeing you in the sunlight of FBX here very soon.
Thank YOU, Ms. Bee, for venturing into a perilous Lower 48 blog and surviving! The good news is that we’ll be sleeping in FBX tomorrow night. Hopefully, with little r snuggled up between us! See you soon. Gullivers? ❤
I’ve so enjoyed your poems this month, Susan!
Thanks, Pam! And I, of course, have basked in the glow of your wonderful posts, as well. You’re quite a writer! ❤
Beautiful—you were able to strike the sweetest of tones–and the means to say goodbye—one more indicator of your skill—and the contents of your heart. A true artist, I’d say.
You are feeding my head, jd, and I love it! Thanks so much! REALLY feeling dazzled by your words.
Makes me want to s–tr—et———ch!
and then purrr, and lie down in the sun