Let Sleeping Cats Lie…..

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Let Seeping Cats Lie…

Let sleeping cats lie beside you
and sync your heart beat to theirs.
Touch their fur, for they bring you comfort like that
bear you clutched 1/2 century ago in your crib.

Enter the harmony of their purring
and let their dreams become yours.
Their eyelids rolling and flickering,
like candles in their chase,

They are killers but they are lovers
and they feel safe curled against you,
dreaming of critters outside the window
that fly and wiggle and twitch, beyond their reach.

Giving your arm a rough lick, turning over
they float on their back, while the moment fades.
Looking up, you are everything they need and love,
but it’s time to explore that bedroom with door ajar..

Karima Hoisan
February 19, 2021
Costa Rica

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14 Responses to Let Sleeping Cats Lie…..

  1. daleinnis says:

    Ach! As a cat person living with a rather neurotic cat that is hardly ever into snuggling and purring, even on her own terms, this makes me happy and sad at once!

    One of the beautiful little things in life, sweetly captured.

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    • Thank you Dale for your comment and I am sorry you didn’t get a cuddle-cat in the bargain:) Yes, it was a small moment, but that;s the job of poets sometimes…to try and capture them, before they fade away:):) So glad to hear, you think I succeeded!:)


  2. LOL! It’s about time we heard the kitty expression!💓

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  3. Diana says:

    Lovely poem on cats, Habibti. I never had pets but your poem entices me to think of having one now! 😅. Hope you are well my beautiful friend. Stay blessed and keep penning your lovely thoughts! ❤️💭💐🌹🤗💕💜🙏

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    • Shokran habeebity…glad you enjoyed my kitty observation:) Cats are a joy…and sure why not?….they are great companions in lockdown:) or anytime.. Big hugs and you too, may the muse of creativity stay close and bless you with your beautiful poetry!


  4. but it’s time to explore that bedroom with door ajar..

    Hilariously spot on, Karima!


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  5. Jeff Flesch says:

    Ah! A lovely tribute to our feline friends. 💕 Wonderful, Karima. 🙏😊

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  6. Karima, me encantó tu texto sobre los gatos. Precisamente hace días reflexionaba sobre estos felinos, tan buscados por nosotros, los novelistas. Tus letras aportan mucho.

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