May 25, 2014
Impatiently, I move, unable to ease neither body, nor mind into stillness –
Eyes fluttering, muscles tense, ears alert, legs restless –
Un-stately and agitated.
Silent and serene, she maintains his pose –
Aware of external sounds, yet disregarding them
Jerky and fidgety, I struggle to keep mine –
Aware of external stimuli, unable to ignore them.
Effortlessly, she empties her mind and contemplates upon nothing at all –
With mind-boggling speed, my thoughts spin like clothes in a dryer.
In trust and harmony with the universe, she purrs –
Discordant, I’m edgy to express the million contortions of my mind.
Restive, she sits and sits and sits
Uneasy, I yearn to get going with a zillion things.
Gracefully, she stretches her limbs, and tucks them back into position
Awkwardly, I shift mine around like a contortionist in a rap dance.
Poised and elegant, she walks away quietly –
Irreverently, I hasten noisily, to tasks at hand.
Composed and dignified she’s the epitome of Ms Cool Cat –
Ruffled and harried I’m the personification of The Restless Human
It’s really quite amazing how much one can learn from a cat.
March 26th 2012