Sitting on the porch,
watching the quiet morning rain
fall in silken folds,
they relax together like
eyes half closed, anticipating
the next nap in the graying
drizzle, tails curling in and out
in snaky hugs.
he sniffs the remains of breakfast
on her lips, their whiskers touch
and she gives him her golden eyes
in tender reply, their fur-skin flickers,
shaking off the stray silver drops,
two cats sitting on the porch,
waiting out the quiet morning rain.
Author’s Notes – This poem was published in Cat Tales and Dog Tales: The 7th Annual Book of Poetry by Tablerock Poets, published by the Tablerock Festival of Salado, Inc., in 2014.
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