Cat Wang‘s Contentment

As I settle down
in my master’s lap, I let
heaviness take charge.

My hypnotic purr
grows louder. I’m into the
Way. My master sleeps.

He’s a good man and
apologizes when he
gets up to pee. I

say, ‘It’s nothing.’ And
when he comes back and kisses
the air, I’m silent.

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.

One thought on “Cat Wang‘s Contentment”

Leave a Reply to John Looker Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: