Posts Tagged ‘cats’

what cats see

Posted: October 31, 2019 in poetry, Uncategorized
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they say cats can see things we cannot
can see beyond our vision of reality
and into a world beyond our own
what do they see when they
quickly look up, alert, ready for action
and we see nothing, nothing at all?
is it the ghosts of our
past, present and future
coming to check up on us?
or is it aliens from beyond our universe
invisible to our eyes but seen by cats
coming to observe how we live?
or is it something else, something we don’t
know about yet and maybe never will?
i believe cats see more than we do
understand more than we know
and take care of us in ways
we don’t know about
who knows what cats can see?
we can only speculate
and use our imagination to wonder why
they look and stare
when we see nothing


you first came to my house
ran to the cellar, a blur
disappeared into the darkness
made it your home for weeks
one day i saw you
for the first time ever
as you walked out the door
left, forever i thought…
days later you came back
i was the chosen one
who would be looking after you
climbing trees with ease
faster than a shooting star
playing in sun
sleeping in snow
chasing mice for fun
birds a present for me
fights with Jodie
who will sleep on my knee
you enjoyed life
as queen of the street
growing older you
slow down preferring
cuddles to fights
getting softer with age
i believed you would
live forever
but the day came
when your body
could take no more
as you wrapped your paw
around the tip
of my finger
purred one last time
said goodbye daddy
i knew it was your time
to go to Rainbow Bridge
to play with Jodie
and the other
cats and dogs
just the way
you did when you
was young
furever