A CAT'S ADVENTURE Poem by Sara Russell

c. Sara L. Russell, 1999
Half past twelve.
The old cat stirs himself awake,
all bristling, black fur and bleary jade-green eyes.
A flicking ear, then a long yawn follows.
He looks at the palm of my hand, blinking slowly.
There’s some kind of toy there,
fluffy outside, catnip inside.
He considers it for a moment.
Can’t eat it.
Can’t fall asleep on it.
Forget it.
The jade eyes slowly close.
It’s time for a hard-earned siesta.

(From Sara’s multimedia book
Life, Time and the GoldenHour ofSleep on
Kedco Studios’ CD ROM “A Way With Words”