Adventurous Possibilities

My cat rolls over revealing her tortoiseshell tummy of fur.  What’s it like for her, always at home?  I’ve seen her venture outside,  sit on the swings leap over high fences.  No boundary too high for her,  how can I enjoy myself when I must stay at home like her?    Her eyes dance from… Read more »

by CelesteSpain 5 months ago

My cat rolls over

revealing her tortoiseshell tummy of fur. 

What’s it like for her, always at home? 

I’ve seen her venture outside, 

sit on the swings

leap over high fences. 

No boundary too high for her, 

how can I enjoy myself when I must stay at home like her? 

 

Her eyes dance from birds

to clouds of white

to the piercing blue sky. 

Everywhere full of adventurous possibilities

I decide to follow her out, in need of a break.

 

The sun brushes its tender warmth over me.

Inhaling the smell of freshly cut grass,

My sense of confinement flies away. 

With the birds tweeting merrily,

Who could not be joyful this day? 

 

Later, I turn pages of unread books, 

skim through mountains of my imagination and 

absorb knowledge intermingled

with my friend’s wit.

Time flies by with enjoyment,

Friendship, laughter,

not boredom. 

Boredom wasn’t invited into our house,

The first,

Nor the second week at home. 

 

When my cat dreams 

she can be wherever she wants to be: 

Chasing mice across our garden

Purring softly in front of a fireplace

Exploring the wilderness of our world

But right now,

 in this moment, 

Purring next to me,

She’s completely content.