Softness nuzzles my face,

long, silky fur curling on my arm.

Concerned cur burrows undercover,

satin coat stretching at my side.


A living creature shows, “I care,”

their muted thoughts escape

my understanding.


In the dark of a wordless night,

kindness in any form,

and love in any shape

I appreciate.


When I awoke at 1 in the morning, Other Brother Coon Cat slept, curled up on my arm, and Dingo Mutt, under the covers, stretched out against me.  A couple of illnesses hit with a vengeance early Monday morning, with chills as one of the symptoms.  This odd couple insisted on keeping me warm for the past 2 days.