:: Living Without a Cat // A Gavitt


I am finding out some things about
living without a cat

Taking a nap, for instance,
is boring and
anyway I didn’t
even when the book I was reading
relaxed onto my lap

My attention wandered from the page
with no animal weight anchoring me
with the responsibility not to disturb
But I remained conscious of the lack of company
and so spent an hour doing nothing


when the addition of just one cat
would have made of my afternoon
a sought-for simple deep



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