Wise Cat’s Love


My cat shows his love
in ways I’d rather not
Feathers clinging to his chin
The latest grounded specimen
waits for me
a token of affection
I could live without
Feline offering
the hunter returns
He has earned his keep
Reassures me with his countenance
Rubs cheek against me
body follows, as if to say
Do not be afraid
I will watch over you
Winks one round green eye
and smiles.