Cheshire Cat

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Your face

Is always fleeting before me

Like the Cheshire Cat in Alice and Wonderland

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Five Years Solitarily in the Mountains

Cat-and-Mountains

Five years I’ve lived solitarily in the mountains

The last two with my cat

She has become my faithful companion

Without her existence would be flat

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A Thousand Raindrops

Cat Window Rain

Today I lay on the floor

With my cat

Both of us

Looking out the window

At the rain

Not since I was ten years old

Has the beauty and the mystery

Of a thousand raindrops

Continuously falling

And forming

Tiny individual water worlds

On the ground

Enchanted me so

The window also is a water world

Of splashes and drippings

And I have not know such tranquility

Since I was a boy

I fall asleep to the rhythm of the rain

Soothed and calmed

And am awakened by my cat

Patiently nibbling on my elbow

“Play with me, play with me.”

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