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An Old Cat
There is a cat in our birdbath today.
An old yellow cat, faded from age,
but still agile. It seems to be washing
its paws, or pawing at the warm water.
Perhaps in search of fish.
Perhaps sailing a leaf
over the sun’s morning glint.
Today, the day my son
moved away, to Colorado.
This blue day with a yellow cat.
This very blue day with sun and water.
Steve Meador has three books of poetry published, the full length Throwing Percy from the Cherry Tree and two chapbooks,
A Good Sharp Knife and Pack Your Bags. His work appears regularly in print or online journals, resulting in numerous
nominations for awards. However, he has yet to see his name at or near the top of any list, so, he continues to sell homes,
in the Tampa area, for a living.
All Rights revert to author one year after initial publication.