POEM: “Feline Dreams”

"Feline Dreams"
--in memory of Winnie-cat

the Milky Way empties itself
of pure white light
into the moon's shining bowl

the cat stretches languid
her body liquid smooth
like moonbeams 
she reaches for
silent and thirsting

Her head dips into 
the cosmic saucer 
rough pink tongue
darting in and out
lapping up this lunar feast 

Luminosity fills her
beneath each fluttering eyelid





*Although this poem was inspired by a tweet, I’m posting and dedicating it to my sweet kitty, who died January 2nd. Rest in Peace, Winnie.