Category Archives: Later, in verse

The Last Cat

Once I had a little kitt’n

Here is now where he isn’

His tail and paws were white as snow

That was many years ago

He was ‘bout as good as cats can go,

I know –

The last cat he was,


I’ll not live with another or more

I’ve had my cats, and that was before

My time got short and my heart grew sore

And I’ve started to think I can’t take one more

And that there could never be

A last cat

Quite like the last cat was he.

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Wednesday Morning on the McKenzie

The morning fog obscuring the branches

Of the trees and

Filtering the early morning sunlight.

The far hillside, covered with majestic fir trees,

Rendered to shadowy forms.

The sky white with dawn evolves

In minutes, cloud shapes appearing.

Nearby branches reach out,

Twigs teared by the night’s rain.

The river flows full to its banks

As if impatient to get to the sea.

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