Cat Wang‘s Purr

On cold nights I’ll crawl
under the covers. Master sleeps
on until I purr.

He’ll lie there, listen
(thinking he knows my thinking),
and go back to sleep.

between our idiot selves
is part of being

the nothings we are,
I’ll tell him, but he’s typing,
and counting the words.

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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