He is a long cat
with long legs,
with a long back
and a long tail
His face has grown long, as old cats do.
His ears are long to twitch and turn
and tune to the slightest whisper.
His whiskers— long— are both
matching the gray-black stripes of his sideburns.
His life has been long,
according to his teeth
which are gone now.
Still, he dances like a kitten,
sharing his sweet self
with those who love him.
Against the odds,
I wish him with me
for a long time more.
“Tyler” was the recipient of the prestigious CWA Muse Medallion in the poetry category, June 2018
Tyler is a really beautiful cat! Many hopes for you to have lots of good times with him ahead.
Thank you. When one adopts a cat at 18, one must be ready for anything.