Sleeping Cats



Cats dedicate their

Lives to dozing,


Stretched out like pulled

Gum before the gas fire,


Parceled up, legs folded

Away like stored tent pole,


Tail tucked under, slitted eyes

Watching what will happen nest,


Curled into doughnuts on doorsteps,

On walls and windows ledges,


Drowsing, too hot to purr,

In smelted sunlight,


Snoozing, half-awake,

Murpling in ecstasy on lazy laps,


Or lying heavy as bags of

Cement on warm beds


In the murk of night,

Deeply asleep for once.


Like Eskimos with all

Their words of whiteness,


Cats have dozens of

Different ways of sleeping.


Photo courtesy:  thenewbuzzbot


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