greg richardson


The Mother Cat


The mother cat
grooms her kittens
who suck the sweet nectar
of her milk
and mew
in staccato.
Each one falls asleep
on her belly
as the contented mother
dreams
of birds and mice
and her own mother
long gone
serving as protector
of someone else's home.

Submitted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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