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The way I see it #141

I used to feel so alone in the city.

All those gazillions of people and then me, on the outside.

Because how do you meet a new person?

I was very stumped by this for many years.

And then I realized, you just say, “hi.” they may ignore you.

Or you may marry them.

And that possibility is worth that one word.

-Augusten Burroughs

Ode to Spot

Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

Never Ending Sun

1 week of never ending Sun near the poles