Ah, sabbaths! My favourite part of the week. Resting, thinking, eating, enjoying all my blessings…
My cat is named Suki, but she has a million nicknames. Sukkah (pronounced SOO-kah), dahblaise (a corrupted form of “darling”), lefty, Captain Muscles, Duchess, Goof…. the list goes on.
She’s a real sweetie. Even though we disagree on some things (I still say the carpet is a bad place to throw up), she does help me see other sides of the equation. I hope you enjoy this sweet poem I wrote about that.
Sometimes I think out to my cat,
And share my thoughts with her.
“I’m so glad the weather’s cool today.”
And Sukkah – she just purrs.
“What is time?” I ask out loud.
“A measurement of hours.
The opposite of eternity?”
But my darling just miaows.
“Why do we laugh?” I ask my pet.
“Strange giggles and guffaws?
A hiccough expressing social joy?”
Suki just licks her paw.
“Where do insects go at night?
Do they rest, or constantly creep?
Do they have homes to return for meals?”
But Sukkah falls asleep.
“Why is there beauty in this earth?
Why aren’t all things cold and stiff?
Thank God that He gave light to us!”
My Lefty blinks and sniffs.
“How many roads must a man go down?”
I wonder and poke her feet.
But Suki twitches and looks around
For bread or milk to eat.
“And what are numbers?” I think about.
“Just counting milk or mops.
An image assigned to a mental concept.”
And Sukkah stretches – and flops.
“How on earth are you so cute?!
And where could Olaf be?”
I ask her, but my dahblaise sprawls
In a sunbeam peacefully.
My Suki’s taught me it’s okay
To think, then rest, then eat,
Then sleep a bit and stretch a while,
Read a book, repeat.
My Suki’s taught me how to rest
As the sun grows warm and fonder.
We cuddle, purr, dream of sleep,
And watch the world, and ponder.
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Original poem by KiWi. Copyright 2017.