A Catnap

By Amber Spalding   Curled up on a warm, summers day thin, black hairs shed with every stroke, floating like dandelions in the mild air. With every exhale he nuzzles deeper – a fetal position, comforting. A gentle breeze cools his fur, gliding, like birds over water, leaving temporary ripples on its surface. As I… Read more »

by Amber Spalding 6 days ago

By Amber Spalding

 

Curled up on a warm,

summers day

thin, black hairs

shed with every stroke,

floating like dandelions in the mild air.

With every exhale he nuzzles deeper –

a fetal position, comforting.

A gentle breeze cools his fur, gliding, like birds over water,

leaving temporary ripples on its surface.

As I curl my finger around his tail,

an opaque pupil stretches open

and gives me a discrete wink.

A soft purr hums as I kiss him between his two velvet ears.