Cat Wang Is Cool

My master (in name
only) takes cold baths in this
heat wave. Pathetic.

He leaves puddles for
me to step through. I just shake
it off. I am cool

by nature. Under
my breath I chant Cold Mountain.
It’s all about change,

this life. Take your goose-
foot walking stick and go. My
pillow is No-Mind.

Author: Tom D'Evelyn

Tom D'Evelyn is a private editor and writing tutor in Cranston RI and, thanks to the web, across the US and in the UK. He can be reached at D'Evelyn has a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley. Before retiring he held positions at The Christian Science Monitor, Harvard University Press, Boston University and Brown University. He ran a literary agency for ten years, publishing books by Leonard Nathan and Arthur Quinn, among others. Before moving to Portland OR he was managing editor at Single Island Press, Portsmouth NH. He blogs at and other sites.

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