Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Ablutions


I leave for Iona tomorrow.  I am making my way through the checklist.  More construction decisions to make today.  One client tonight.  The cat is now cleaning between his back toes, having followed the sun to the spot under the rocking chair.

The cat has found
The one long rectangle
Of early autumn-angled sun.
He begins the morning
Ablutions.
Today is a list
To be completed:
More construction decisions.
The details of packing
For tomorrow*s trip.
Still more construction decisions.
The cat reminds me
Of everyday things
I might forget:
Washing.
Sleeping.
Eating.
Drinking water
From a fresh water dish.
Finding a patch
Of warmth and light
In the midst of it all.

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