Cats Love Company

There’s this cat—not ours
but we feed the tom  
keep the tabby warm

This started outside
feral cat business
colony, over time
tamed to humans

Offspring: now there’s this cat
hanging ‘round, one of several

At the complex
door-to-door
sales cats
clever cats

Hungry cats
Feed them
Fix them
Let them in

Hurrah!
Fewer cats
Rinse & repeat


Us

Friends all around 
thrill from afar 

mindfully settle 
home and abroad 

roam remotely 
read along 

our common world 
its splendour 


Leave discernible marks 
works on which 

uninterrupted 
caring hands lay 

life's details, which 
otherwise deflect 

essentially needed 
communication. 

Another version of the poem Us, As One.
Feel free to comment which one you prefer . . . I’d love to know!