CAPPUCCINO’S HEART & KISSES!
Each and every scrubbed, solemn and
Shining keepsakes of my life, seemed to
Have got stashed inside Cappuccino’s Calm
That Tortoise Shell furry bundle of serenity
That befriended me on a terrace of cats where
She reigned like a resident scholar holding
Zen lessons totally free of cost though she
Never said no to a secret packet of catnip!
Inside her capacious fur coat of tenderness
Were stored all those treasures that burnish
My soul – the library habit that rescued me
From bad television shows, or walking 2 miles
Saving paper bags and parcels, and filling up
The dregs of mischief or misery in my dark
Grey journal, staying put on wounded days,
To reconnect with my heart’s inner music
Letting a book devour me as I sat alongside
Cappuccino as she kissed everything and me!