This short poem is the first that I’ve written since high school despite a career spent writing and editing. I was inspired by our Siamese, Bobo, who spends his days sunning himself in his doughnut of invincibility. Hope you enjoy it and feel free to comment.
Blue eyes squint myopically,
Blissful in the fleeting warmth of a sunbeam,
Dreams of snug, inviting laps.
Chocolate tail coils tight
Perfect ‘o’ drizzled through cream,
Spiky teeth glitter, pink tongue curls, yawning wide.
Mmm, blazing rays of sun…
A hair out of place, a hair out of place
Somewhere, somewhere, plasters it down.
Somewhere to be.
Stands, stretching tall, stretches, stretches
Taps a sharp, curvy claw. Takes a step.
Mmm, baking hot sun.
Sits back, cerulean eyes shut in ecstasy
Ahh, warm, cozy laps.