Somewhere a Dog Barks

Our family has unofficially adopted a stray cat. He’s become a rather important part of our clan.

Stray Cat

It’s found its courage,
curled into my lap,
sleeps as heat sleeps.

Lightening bugs begin
their rituals, spark and weave,
beneath the dark pines.
Night burdens the grass,

piled in layers, a soft cake.
Somewhere a dog barks
and the cat listens.


6 thoughts on “Somewhere a Dog Barks

  1. We’ve had a few strays move in over the years too. The last one stayed with us for 15 years. He was still a bit of a nomad, but always came back home – till the last time he left.


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