poetry by j matthew waters

lost and unfound

the cat chased the crescent moon
deep into the night
encountering near death experiences
along the way
living and dying by the hour
until inevitably unseen

with the scent of the cat
fresh in the dog’s
sensory perceptions
he searched for days on end
until finally losing track of
his long-lost friend

promising to return another day
the dog headed back home
guided by a bright satellite
looming over the city
stray cats springing from the shadows
and jumping over the moon

Oscar & Chester

january two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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17 thoughts on “lost and unfound

  1. Very accurate to how I imagine the inner workings of both the feline and canine psyche!

  2. I’m sorry – to not know is the hardest. But maybe one day, a postcard from Miami will arrive……. smiles. Have a great week, my friend.

  3. Aww I was hoping this was to herald the cat’s return

  4. I sincerely hope the kitty will return…

  5. denise0904 on said:

    Poor Kitty, I didn’t know this would have a sad ending and I guess he didn’t come home after all. So pretty.

  6. bubbaunicorn on said:

    Excellent visuals.
    Reminds me of visual of old poem my Dad likes “Gingham Dog & Calico Cat” 🐶🐺

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