I asked this 15 lb cat if I could take his photo.
He stared at me,
his eyes he intentionally left blank.
Then he meowed in his biggest vibrato.
He came over, and seemed to say,
... ...
"Well, here.
What do you think?
I'll do even better.
I'll pose
against you,
your legs and your toes."

He knew what I really needed
was a hug --- and from him
a purr arose!

(c) jan leree 2012

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    My name is Jan Leree.  I am a nurse, legal nurse consultant, poet and above all, mother of four wonderful adult children. I am writing here from my own life experiences, in loss, in grief, in humor and in joy.  I hope that you will find encouragement to face your life's circumstances by visiting my pages here.  My heart and prayers are in a place to offer encouragement to you.  The rights to the poetry and photographs are copyrighted to me.  If you wish to purchase cards, post cards, calendars, or framed art of my work, you may do so.  Email me at:  janlereewhidden@gmail.com


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