spotted my cat perched snoozing silent on the stair
sailing sweetly back and forth rocking between swirls of …feline dreams
blinking wise—sleepy with his contented, Egypt eyes
I stumbled over to him —head full of dusty-blue afternoon
bent low over: so my lips brushed his papery ears attentive
and breathed a whisper rootbeer-drunk…
“Tell me your secrets, Cat!
bestow upon me your wonderful, your majestic- OMNIPOTENT MEOW
echoing wisdoms of ancient- leonine emperors and the mighty Sabertooth
furry machines, Michaelangelan. masterpieces of amber muscle
why does Midnight dwell in your slits of pupils, -between respirating irises?
Midnight and mysteries ..like Cave Entrances slick with secret sunshines
how might I capture the Spring in your step, the Summer in your stare?
the wisdoms that whirl angelic around your Octagonal ears
scowling wisdoms great but -ignorant! of the mouse between your teethies
feline wisdoms like Elder stars sparkling with a sepia glow from Space
“what god sent you, Creature?
what is Death?
why is Life?
Why, Cat, Why?”
he mewed and yawned and arched his back
and padded up and off, away
he left me disappointed’ glassy-brained
my pupils idly tracing the sky
with half-interested philosophical questions